In another incident, a 25-year-old spectator, namely R.Solaiandi was killed, when a ferocious bull attacked him during the Jallikattu held at Avaarangadu village near Manapparai in Tiruchirapalli district. More than 40 people were injured in the event and all of them were treated at government hospital.In Madurai, 36 people were injured, six of them seriously in Jallikattu held at Alanganallur, known for hosting the World-renowned event. The six grievously injured people were admitted to Government Rajaji Hospital. As many as 697 registered tamers and 571 bulls brought from various districts have participated in the day-long event.
Chief Minister Edappadi K.Palaniswamy and Deputy Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam jointly flagged off the event this morning. This is for the first time that a Chief Minister inaugurated the Jallikattu event in the state.A young tamer, namely Ajay was gifted with a car for taming 8 bulls in the event.Reports reaching here said several people were injured in Jallikattu events held at Rachandar Thirumalai village in Karur and Nathamadipatti village in Dindigul districts.(UNI)