Possible time of origin : 23.09.2014
Circulation platforms : All
Circulation geography : India
Original Message Version Under Analysis:
A youth was today mauled to death at Delhi Zoo by an adult white tiger when he accidentally fell into the enclosure while climbing its fence to take a picture. Though it is not clear how the youth, in his early 20s, fell into the enclosure, eyewitnesses said he had tried to climb the fence but slipped. The tiger did not attack the youth for a few minutes but became violent after someone threw a stone at it and guards started hitting the fence. Credit PTIAnalysis by Merofact Awareness Team:
India Today was one of the earliest news media sources to break the the shocking news over twitter. They also posted some unfabricated images and a video (caution: could be disturbing, we willfully avoided a link to the video) of the misshaping. Though there is little confusion about the identity and exact age of the unfortunate victim, we can safely assume that the young boy was in his twenties. International news media including BBC (english), CNN (english) and Spiegel (deutsch / german) also responded quickly and started spreading the news worldwide.