Chennai, Jan 16 (BPNS)
Two people, one a bull tamer and the other a spectator lost their lives in the Jallikattu events held at Pudukottai and Tiruchirapalli on Monday. While Aravind Raj (25), a bull tamer lost his life after bearing severe injuries while taming 8 bulls, the other person, Aravind (28) of Tiruchirapalli lost his life when a bull gored him to death while he was watching the event as a spectator.
With the deaths of two people during the bull-taming event, calls have been raised from various corners to provide more security to the bull-tamers instead of the present one.
It may be noted that several bull-taming festivals of Jallikattu are being held across Tamil Nadu during the period from January 15th to January 18th with several people injuring themselves and some getting injured while trying to tame the bulls.
The Jallikattu events spread across Tamil Nadu is a major festival of South Tamil Nadu with people trying to tame bulls and the bulls moving away from the tamers. The first prize winner is given a car while other participants are given certificates and two-wheelers.