Three policewomen among 42 injured during jallikattu in Thanjavur

Fourty-two people, including three police women and a male constable, were injured in a jallikattu held at Tirukkanupatti village on Sunday.

Published: 11th February 2019 04:38 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th February 2019 08:38 AM   |  A+A-

Participants attempting to tame a bull during jallikattu at Tirukanurpatti in Thanjavur district on Sunday | EXPRESS

By Express News Service

THANJAVUR: Forty-two people, including three policewomen and a male constable, were injured in a jallikattu held at Tirukkanupatti village on Sunday. During the event, one bull came out of the vaadivasal and suddenly took a U-turn, hitting four police personnel, three of them women,  who were on duty at the entrance. All the four were rushed to the hospital.

Besides the police personnel, 38 people, including bull tamers and owners, were also injured. The jallikkattu, organised as part of St Antony’s Pongal festival, was flagged off by Rajya Sabha member R Vaithilingam. Member of Parliament K Parasuraman, District Collector A Annadurai; DIG J Loganathan, SP SS Mageswaran, and RDO C Suresh were also present at the annual event.

As many as 752 bulls and 302 bull tamers from Thanjavur, Nagapattinam, Pudukkottai, Tiruchy and Madurai districts had registered. Of the registered bulls, 654 bulls went out of the vaadivasal and 254 bull tamers participated.

Of the injured, eight people were admitted to the Thanjavur Medical College Hospital.The successful tamers and the owners of the bulls that could not be tamed were given various prizes, including motorcycles, gold rings, bicycles, almirahs, cots and silk sarees.

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