In Tamil Nadu, two spectators died, one of them gored by a bull, and 80 persons were injured in the bull taming sport of ‘jallikattu’ at M Pudur area of the Sivaganga district today.
Police said that 32-year-old Thirunavakarau, an engineering graduate, died on the spot after he was attacked by the bull, while another man “died of shock” when another bull ran towards him.
The bull dashed into the barricade, behind which the man was standing. Out of shock, he suffered a cardiac arrest, collapsed and died on the spot.
A total of 80 persons, mostly bull tamers, were injured in the event, police said. Most of the injured were treated as outpatients at the medical outpost set up at the venue, while a few others were hospitalised.
Besides this, five persons were injured in a clash between two groups of bull tamers over the reported wrong announcement of the prize winners by the organisers.
Ten persons have been detained in connection with the clash, police said.