New Delhi, May 21: A huge monitor lizard was found inside a girls’ hostel of Delhi’s Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology (NSIT) on May 16. The in-house newspaper of the institute, The Alliance shared a photograph of the reptile on Facebook.
The lizard was found on the third floor in one of the rooms of Girls’ Hostel-1. A member of The Alliance told NDTV, “The lizard was found around 11.30 am on May 16 on the third floor. A severe storm the night before had probably brought the reptile to the building’s terrace.”
The bites of monitor lizard are not fatal to humans, but they can cause immense pain leading to illnesses. In September last year, a two-feet long monitor lizard was found in the Delhi Secretariat. According to The Alliance employee, the lizard eventually ended up in the washroom of the same room and the occupants managed to lock it inside the washroom.
Kritika Anuragi, a hostel resident clicked the picture of the lizard. NSIT issued a warning against venturing near the jungles. The institute also issued an advisory to students to use only the main roads for moving around the campus. NSIT also appealed to all hostel residents to keep their rooms closed.
According to the NDTV report, the lizard was drugged and taken away from the hostel by wildlife personnel. The member of The Alliance said that it was for the first time a lizard like that had been spotted on campus. He also said that the sightings of snakes were frequent due to the location of the institute. NSIT campus is located in Dwarka in west Delhi. A thick foliage of trees surrounds the institute