One dead, 67 injured in Tamil Nadu during Jallikattu events

One dead, 67 injured in Tamil Nadu during Jallikattu events
Madurai:  One person was killed during a bull taming event while 67 others, including spectators, were injured in Jallikattu events organised as part of Pongal festival across Tamil Nadu.

The man died at Thiruvengadam village in Pudukottai district while taking part in Manjuvirattu, a different event wherein the bull is tied to a pole with a long rope and one has to tame it by holding it by the horns, police said.

Thirty-eight people, including bull tamers and spectators, were injured in different Jallikattu events at Alanganallur in Madurai district, they said.

As many as 477 bulls were used and people from all over the state and abroad had thronged the venue.

Two seriously wounded have been admitted to the government hospital in Madurai.

Officials had made arrangements for the conduct of jallikattu according to the court guidelines and Tamil Nadu Jallikattu Regulation Act.

Meanwhile, in Sivaganga district, 29 people were injured in a Manjuvirattu event where as many as 12 bulls were used.

Of the injured, the condition of 10 people persons was stated to be serious, officials said.

Bull taming events, held as part of the harvest festival of Pongal, have a large following in Tamil Nadu and crowds throng the venues.
Story First Published: January 16, 2013 21:13 IST

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