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Cops take bull by horn, quite literally

For a four-member team of the Kerala police, a mission to nab an elusive criminal in Kollam turned out to be an impromptu jallikattu (bull fight) as the accused set his bull on them in a bid to escape.

india Updated: Jan 19, 2009 01:24 IST

For a four-member team of the Kerala police, a mission to nab an elusive criminal in Kollam turned out to be an impromptu jallikattu (bull fight) as the accused set his bull on them in a bid to escape.

A sub-inspector and two constables suffered minor injuries before they “tamed” the bull and nabbed the accused.

Thirty-year-old Prakash, locally known as Vettukuttan because of his built and craze for rearing bulls and snakes, was wanted in several cases under the goondas Act.

On Saturday when the team went to arrest him, Parkash attacked it with a metal bell used for adorning elephants.

As the police fought back, Prakash unleashed his jallikattu bull and signalled it to attack the policemen.

Though the bull charged at the policemen, they tamed it. Soon, they also brought Prakash to his knees and took him to police station.