80 injured in jallikattu in TN; 7 critical with multiple fractures

While the organisers went on releasing the bulls one after another by announcing prize money on each of them, panic-stricken relatives and friends of those injured were seen rushing to the medical camp area to ascertain their condition.

80 injured in jallikattu in TN; 7 critical with multiple fractures

As many as 80 persons, mostly bystanders, were injured at a jallikattu organised at Palinganatham village in Ariyalur district on Thursday, though officials had refused permission for the event, citing “improper safety arrangements for spectators”.

Seven of them suffered serious injuries, including multiple fractures, and were admitted to the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital in Tiruchi for treatment,

The Hindu reported.

While the organisers went on releasing the bulls one after another by announcing prize money on each of them, panic-stricken relatives and friends of those injured were seen rushing to the medical camp area to ascertain their condition.

Hundreds of spectators from Tiruchi, Thanjavur, Ariyalur, Perambalur, Villupuram and other areas witnessed the event held in Palinganatham village after a gap of about seven years. More than 300 bulls were let loose from the vaadivasal.