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Spectator gored to death by Jallikattu bull in TN

Chennai, Feb 11 (BPNS)

In a gruesome incident, a 20-year-old youth was gored to death by a bull at a Jallikattu event at Thenallur in Pudukottai district of Tamil Nadu on Friday. The event was organized as part of the annual festival of the Muthumariamman temple. 718 bulls and 300 bull tamers from different districts participated in the Jallikattu event.

The deceased has been identified as V. Pandimurugan of Keezhapatti in Tiruchi district.

Police of Illupur station under whose jurisdiction the Jallikattu event was held said that Pandimurgan was watching the event from outside the arena when a bull ran away from the entry point of the arena and gored Pandimurugan on his left chest.  A medical team was pressed into service immediately and took him to the outpatient facility set up at the venue, where he was declared as brought dead.

Police said that 50 people were injured in the bull-taming event and many of them were treated at the Outpatient facility outside the arena while some were treated at the hospital.