Tiger Victims File Claims Against San Francisco

Pair requests compensation in wake of Christmas attack at zoo
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 28, 2008 6:24 PM CDT
Tiger Victims File Claims Against San Francisco
Kulbir Dhaliwal attends the burial of his friend Carlos Sousa Jr. in San Jose, Calif., in this Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008, file photo.    (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Paul and Kulbir Dhaliwal, the brothers attacked by a tiger Christmas Day at the San Francisco Zoo, filed claims yesterday against the city for damages, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. They are requesting an unspecified amount, claiming they suffered physical and emotional trauma in the attack, which took the life of their friend Carlos Sousa.

Kulbir Dhaliwal states in court documents that his injuries required surgery on both knees, and that police held his BMW for months. The brothers also say they were the object of character assassination by the zoo, citing a public-relations firm which, they claim, acted to smear them in order to take the focus off the zoo’s safety shortcomings. (Read more tiger attack stories.)

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