Authorities believe he tripped in the dark, pulling on the wire which turned the machine.
The deceased had four flats in Mumbai.
The police have recovered cash, mobile phones, arms and snatched motorcycle from the possession of the killed dacoits.
China has accused India of crossing border and 'attacking Chinese personnel'.
The airport confirmed the tragic death on Twitter, adding that the incident is under investigation.
The officials, who cautioned the death toll may rise given the severity of some of the injuries, said it was too soon to assign blame.
The administration of the Safari Park has launched investigation into the matter to find out the route cause behind the incident.