Tiruchirapalli

30 injured in jallikattu in Pudukottai, Tiruchi districts

Tamers attempting to tackle a bull at a jallikattu held at Alathur in Pudukottai district on Saturday.

Tamers attempting to tackle a bull at a jallikattu held at Alathur in Pudukottai district on Saturday.   | Photo Credit: Hand Out

Health Minister C. Vijaya Baskar inaugurated the event at Alathur

About 30 persons were injured in a jallikattu held at L. Abishekapuram near Lalgudi in Tiruchi district and at Alathur in Pudukottai district on Saturday.

Twenty-two persons were injured in L. Abishekapuram. Over 700 bulls were let out through the ‘vaadivasal’ and 380 tamers took the arena.

Twenty-one among the injured — 11 bull tamers, five spectators and five bull owners — were treated as outpatients for minor injuries. A seriously injured bull tamer was hospitalised.

In Pudukottai, Health Minister C. Vijaya Baskar inaugurated the jallikattu at Alathur.

The event was jointly organised by residents of Alathur, Kurichipatti, Thanjirapatti, Sokkampatti and Seethapatti.

Over 800 bulls and about 400 tamers took part in the event. Eight persons were injured. While three bull tamers and three spectators were treated as outpatients, a bull tamer and a bull owner were referred to the Pudukottai Government Medical College Hospital.

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