Arvind Raj, a 26-year-old bull tamer died today (16 January) due to injuries suffered at the Palamedu jallikattu, near Madurai. A bull had gored him and as a result he suffered injuries to his right lower abdomen.
The jallikattu in Palamedu, which is being held on Mattu Pongal day dedicated to cattle, witnessed an intense contest. It saw at least 18 persons injured. They were provided first aid at the venue.
The 2023 Pongal season's first jallikattu held at Avaniyapuram here on Sunday (15 January) left about 75 persons injured.
The winning bull owners, whose bulls were not caught and the bull tamers who scored points, were given gifts by the organising committee. The gifts included dhotis, mixers, pillows, suitcases and travel bags among others, and were given after the release of every bull.
Prizes were given to the bull tamers who scored points and to the owners of the bulls which were not caught. Dhotis, suitcases, travel bags, pillows and mixers were some of the prizes given.
(With inputs from PTI)
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