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Police man getting medical treatment. (ANI/photo)
Police man getting medical treatment. (ANI/photo)

On duty Tamil Nadu cop injured during Jallikattu festival

ANI | Updated: Jan 17, 2022 19:35 IST


Madurai (Tamil Nadu) [India], January 17 (ANI): A Tamil Nadu policeman, deployed on duty in the Alanganallur Jallikattu festival, was injured on Monday when a bull charged at him.

Jallikattu is a traditional bull-taming sport in Tamil Nadu played as part of the harvest festival, Pongal, in several parts of the state. In the sport, a bull is released into a crowd and multiple human participants try to grab the bull's hump in order to tame it.
The officer was taken to a medical camp along with the other 20 injured bull tamers. He is reportedly stable now, a local medical official said.
A total of 45 people got injured today including, 20 bull tamers, 9 bull owners, 16 people from the audience, said the local medical officer. (ANI)

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