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One person killed, four injured in Jallikattu event in Tamil Nadu

The police say the Jallikattu event was reportedly conducted without authorities’ permission.

india Updated: Jan 31, 2018 20:43 IST
Press Trust of India, Salem
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Participants try to control a bull during the annual Jallikattu bulltaming festival in the village of Palamedu on the outskirts of Madurai on January 15.(AFP file)

One person was killed and four others injured on Wednesday when a bull ran amok at a Jallikattu event, reportedly conducted without authorities’ permission, police said.

The bull taming event was held at Nakiampatti near Athur in Salem district with over 100 bull-tamers taking part.

A bull suddenly came out of the arena and ran into an area where spectators were seated. It attacked a 25-year-old man, resulting in serious injuries to his stomach, police said.

Four others were also injured in the incident.

Though he was rushed to the Athur Government hospital, he succumbed to his injuries, they said.

The other injured were admitted to the hospital.

Following this, the Jallikattu was stopped, police said, adding, further investigations were on.

First Published: Jan 31, 2018 20:43 IST