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Avaniyapuram Jallikattu competition begins in Madurai, teenage spectator gored to death, over 50 others injured

Avaniyapuram Jallikattu competitors begins in Madurai, teenage spectator gored to demise, over 50 others injured | Information

Madurai: An 18-year-old spectator was fatally gored by a raging bull on the Avaniyapuram Jallikattu right here on Friday. The favored bull-taming competitors held on Pongal day within the district left about 59 folks, together with tamers, bull homeowners and spectators injured.
{The teenager} Balamurugan from Madurai was gored within the chest by a bull, stated police. He was rushed to the Authorities Rajaji Hospital the place he was declared as introduced lifeless by the docs, a senior police official stated.
Practically 641 bulls stormed into the sector at Avaniyapuram right here on Friday, signalling the graduation of the jallikattu competitions throughout the Pongal (harvest) pageant within the district. Because the bulls rushed from the ‘vaadivasal’ (entry level), plenty of youth swarmed round them hoping to clasp their arms across the animal’s hump and experience to victory within the bull-taming competitors.
#WATCH | Tamil Nadu: Jallikattu competitors underway in Palamedu space of Madurai.
— ANI (@ANI) January 15, 2022
Many individuals made unsuccessful makes an attempt to get a agency grip of the hump however the bulls shrugged them off and darted ahead. Few males pounced from the aspect of the animal and clung to the hump until the ending level.
This district would witness this conventional sport at Palamedu on Saturday and culminate with the grand finale at Alanganallur on January 17.
The occasion at Alanganallur, a world-famous one, is being held on Monday as an alternative of January 16 as a whole lockdown has been imposed in view of the rise within the variety of COVID-19 circumstances within the State.
Although the occasions are held in different components of Tamil Nadu, the three successive Jallikattu occasions within the district are main sights yearly.
The occasion at Avaniyapuram commenced at round 7.30 AM.
Practically 300 bull tamers participated within the sport being held with stringent COVID-19 security precautions and a robust safety association by the police. The variety of spectators was restricted to 150 owing to the coronavirus pandemic.
On the finish of the seventh spherical, about 59 tamers, bull homeowners and spectators sustained minor accidents, stated police. A medical workforce current on the venue attended to them.
The day-long conventional sport, which concluded at about 5.10 PM, noticed Karthik from Avaniyapuram rising on prime by taming 24 bulls. 
“I want I had tamed a pair extra to cross the quarter-century mark,” an exalted Karthik stated. Final yr, he tamed 16 bulls. He lifted the trophy as the very best tamer for this season and received a automotive.
Bull-tamers Murugan and Bharat Kumar of Madurai, who overpowered 19 and 11 bulls respectively received the second and third prize. Not simply the tamers, animals additionally received prizes. The bull belonging to Devasagayam of Manapparai was adjudged the very best bull as none succeeded in taming him. The one belonging Ramu of Avaniyapuram and one other bull owned by Pratish of Avaniyapuram had been adjudged the second and third greatest respectively.
Earlier, a medical workforce from the Animal Husbandry Division examined the bulls to determine in the event that they had been match to take part within the occasion.
A number of sponsors provided enticing prizes resembling a two-wheeler, TV, gold cash, mixer, grinder and cooking vessels to encourage the individuals.
Industrial Taxes Minister P Moorthy and Finance Minister P T R Palanivel Thiagarajan flagged off the Jallikattu within the presence of Madurai district collector S Aneesh Sekhar.
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