One killed, 100 injured in 'Jallikattu'

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Pudukkottai (Tamil Nadu), Feb 16: A 40-year-old man was gored to death and 100 others were seriously injured in a Jallikattu (bull taming) event at Papappan Vidudhi here.

Police said the deceased Ranganathan of Nerunchipatti village, was not a participant but had come to enjoy the event, when a chased bull gored him to death.

Though he was rushed to the Government Headquarters Hospital here, he succumbed to his injuries.

The injured were being treated at the health camp erected at the venue and the Headquarters Hospital, police added.

The Supreme Court had laid down guidelines in the conduct of the event to prevent casualty among people and cruelty to animals, following petitions from animal lovers to ban Jallikattu.


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