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1 Dead, 80 Injured As Jallikattu Contests Begin In Tamil Nadu's Madurai


1 Dead, 80 Injured As Jallikattu Contests Begin In Tamil Nadu's Madurai

Jallikattu: The Madurai district will host the grand finale at Alanganallur on Monday.

Madurai:

An 18-year-old man was killed by a raging bull on the Avaniyapuram Jallikattu competition in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai on Friday. The favored bull-taming competitors held on Pongal day within the district left about 80 individuals, together with tamers, bull homeowners and spectators injured.

{The teenager} Balamurugan from Madurai was gored within the chest by a bull, the police stated. He was rushed to the federal government Rajaji Hospital the place he was declared introduced lifeless by the docs, a senior police official stated.

The day-long conventional sport, which concluded at about 5.10 pm, noticed Karthik from Avaniyapuram rising on prime by taming 24 bulls.

“I want I had tamed a pair extra to cross the quarter- century mark,” an exalted Karthik stated.

Final yr, he tamed 16 bulls. He lifted the trophy as the very best tamer for this season and received a automobile.

Bull-tamers Murugan and Bharat Kumar of Madurai, who overpowered 19 and 11 bulls respectively received the second and third prize.

Not simply the tamers, animals additionally received prizes. The bull belonging to Devasagayam of Manapparai was judged the very best bull as none succeeded in taming him. The one belonging Ramu of Avaniyapuram and one other bull owned by Pratish of Avaniyapuram had been ranked the second and third finest respectively.

As many as 641 bulls stormed into the sector at Avaniyapuram right here on Friday, setting off the jallikattu competitions throughout the Pongal harvest competition within the district.

The Madurai district will host the normal sport at Palamedu on Saturday and culminate with the grand finale at Alanganallur on Monday.

The occasion at Alanganallur, a world well-known one, is being held on Monday as a substitute of Sunday as a whole lockdown has been imposed in view of the rise in variety of COVID-19 instances within the state.

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Although the occasions are held in different components of Tamil Nadu, the three successive Jallikattu occasions within the district are main sights yearly.

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