Dear folk, the star attractions of a zoo in Guwahati, Assam are Bengal tigers that killed a zoo visitor who was trying to get close to them for a photo shoot. The story is shocking, and the photos in the Deccan Herald newspaper suitably gruesome. But as usual I’ve a different take on the story. I must say most of all I enjoyed the journalistic style and commitment to factual reporting displayed in this article.
The opening lines are killers (pun not intended); whatever could be the reason for adopting this approach:-
Mesmerised by the wild and glamorous Divya, Jaiprakash Bezbaruah desperately wanted to capture a closer snap of her on his camera. But neither Divya nor her beau, Govardhana, were in a mood to take kindly to this intrusion of their privacy and Bezbaruah had to pay the price with his life.
It reads like something from Barbara Cartland, not that I’ve ever read that trash. And there’s more:-
His left hand was still with the big cats, which were later seen playing with it.
And the article ends on an (intentionally?) ironic note:-
Both Divya and Govardhana are one of the star attractions of the zoo.
p.s. All quotes from this morning’s Deccan Herald newspaper.