Tamil Nadu: 37 bull-tamers injured during Jallikattu in Madurai

Of the injured, nine have been admitted to hospital and the rest are being given first aid.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 5, 2017 8:12:56 pm
Jallikattu, Jallikattu injury, Tamil Nadu, Tamil nadu news, Jallikattu TN, Jallikattu bull tamers injured, TN jallikattu injury, indian express, india news Bull tamers injured during Jallikattu in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. (Source: ANI)

As many as 37 bull tamers were injured in Madurai’s Avanipuram during Jallikattu on Sunday evening. Of the injured, nine have been admitted to hospital for medical treatment, while the others who are not critical are being given first aid. “We are conducting Jallikattu in accordance with the government’s order and taking care of all the aspects. We have deployed the concerned teams. We are ensuring the safety of the bull and the participants. Injured people have been referred to the hospital and they are stable now,” collector Veera Raghav told ANI.

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Amid continuing protests over the ban on Jallikattu across the state, the Tamil Nadu Assembly had on January 23 unanimously passed an amendment bill, clearing the path for conducting Jallikattu without any hindrance.

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