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‘Jallikattu’ turns highlight on Madurai, teenage spectator gored by raging bull

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(Eds: (Updating, including particulars)) Madurai, Jan 14 (PTI): An 18-year-old spectator was fatally gored by a raging bull on the Avaniyapuram Jallikattu right here on Friday. The favored bull- taming competitors held on Pongal day within the district left about 59 individuals, together with tamers, bull house owners and spectators injured.

{The teenager} Balamurugan from Madurai was gored within the chest by a bull, stated police. He was rushed to the Authorities Rajaji Hospital the place he was declared as introduced useless 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 one of the best tamer for this season and gained a automobile. Bull-tamers Murugan and Bharat Kumar of Madurai, who overpowered 19 and 11 bulls respectively gained the second and third prize. Not simply the tamers, animals additionally gained prizes. The bull belonging to Devasagayam of Manapparai was adjudged one of the best bull as none succeeded in taming him. The one belonging Ramu of Avaniyapuram and one other bull owned by Pratish of Avaniyapuram have been adjudged the second and third greatest respectively.

Practically 641 bulls stormed into the world at Avaniyapuram right here on Friday, signalling the graduation of the jallikattu competitions through the Pongal (harvest) competition within the district.

Because the bulls rushed from the ‘vaadivasal’ (entry level), quite a lot of youth swarmed round them hoping to clasp their arms across the animal’s hump and trip to victory within the bull-taming competitors.

Many contributors made unsuccessful makes an attempt to get a agency grip of the hump however the bulls shrugged them off and darted ahead. Few males pounced from the aspect of the animal and clung to the hump until the ending level.

This district would witness this conventional sport at Palamedu on Saturday and culminate with the grand finale at Alanganallur on January 17. The occasion at Alanganallur, a world well-known one, is being held on Monday as an alternative of January 16 as an entire lockdown has been imposed in view of the rise in variety of COVID-19 instances within the State.

Although the occasions are held in different elements of Tamil Nadu, the three successive Jallikattu occasions within the district are main points of interest yearly.

The occasion at Avaniyapuram commenced at round 7.30 AM right this moment. Practically 300 bull tamers participated within the sport being held with stringent COVID-19 security precautions and a powerful safety association by the police. The variety of spectators was restricted to 150 owing to the coronavirus pandemic. On the finish of seventh spherical, about 59 tamers, bull house owners and spectators sustained minor accidents, stated police. A medical group current on the venue attended to them.

Earlier, a medical group from the Animal Husbandry Division examined the bulls to determine in the event that they have been match to take part within the occasion.

A number of sponsors supplied engaging prizes reminiscent of a two-wheeler, TV, gold cash, mixer, grinder and cooking vessels to encourage the contributors.

Industrial Taxes Minister P Moorthy and Finance Minister P T R Palanivel Thiagarajan flagged off the Jallikattu within the presence of Madurai district collector S Aneesh Sekhar.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse workers and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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