Tamil Nadu

Bull rams spectator to death

Victim succumbs to injuries in hospital

A 55-year-old man died after being rammed by a bull during a bull race held at Ballerapalli village near Paradharami in Vellore on Monday.

Police sources said A. Devendiran, of Veerachettipalli village in Paradharami, went to watch the bull race held as part of the Pongal festivities.

The animals were let loose in a narrow path protected by wooden poles on either side. Devendiran was standing in the crowd near the exit point, police said. When the bulls were let loose, one of them ran straight past the exit point, charging towards the crowd 50m away. It rammed Devendiran, severely injuring him in the head, the police source said.

He was given first-aid and taken to the Gudiyatham Government Hospital. He was referred to the Government Vellore Medical College Hospital, Adukkamparai, where he succumbed to his injuries. The body was sent for post-mortem.

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