Jallikattu: Two killed, 57 injured in Pudukottai

Police confirmed that two people who sustained serious injuries died on the way to hospital.

Jallikattu: Two killed, 57 injured in Pudukottai

The traditional bull taming festival Jallikattu which was held in Tamil Nadu on Sunday after a gap of three years has claimed the lives of two participants at Pudukottai. Police confirmed that two people, who sere seriously injured died on the way to hospital.

Chief Minister O Panneerselvam faced the ire of Jallikattu supporters at Alanganallur in Madurai who cancelled the event, demanding a 'permanent solution'. The state government had come with an Ordinance which allows people to hold the festival this year.

Across Tamil Nadu, thousands of supporters participated in the festival, after the Centre came  with an ordinance lifting the nearly three year-old ban on  Jallikattu.

According to the Indian Express the sport was held at Pudukottai, Trichy and Erode districts and a bullock cart race was conducted in Coimbatore.

Jallikattu involves people  latching on to the hump of bulls and trying to remain as long as possible. Those who manage to stay put longest will be declared winners. The sport was banned by Supreme Court in May 2014.

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