Two killed during Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami’s Jallikattu event in PudhukottaiSatish, a native of Tiruchirappalli district, was injured when he was standing at a collection point where the bulls return after the game. Ramu on the other hand was injured by a bull when ran pass through him.advertisement Akshaya Nath ChennaiJanuary 20, 2019UPDATED: January 20, 2019 17:05 IST The deceased were spectators at a Jallikattu event which was attempting to make a world record. (Photo: Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSBoth of them succumbed to their injuriesSo far, 13 people have been injured in Tamil Nadu while attempting to tame bullsOn Jan 17, more than 40 bull tamers were injured in the bull taming sport of JallikattuTwo people were killed during a Jallikattu event in Tamil Nadu’s Pudukkottai town. The deceased have been identified as 35-year-old Satish and 28-year-old Ramu. Both of the them were spectators at an event which was attempting to make a world record.Satish, a native of Tiruchirappalli district, was injured when he was standing at a collection point where the bulls return after the game. Ramu on the other hand was injured by a bull when ran pass through him. Both of them succumbed to their injuries.What is Jallikatttu?Jallikattu is a bull-taming sport conducted as part of Mattu Pongal, the third day of the four-day-long harvest festival Pongal. The Tamil word ‘mattu’ means bull, and the third day of Pongal is dedicated to cattle, a key partner in the process of farming. Jallikattu is believed to be a tradition practiced since at least last 2,500 years.Also Read | All you need to know about JallikattuThe Jallikattu event in Pudhukottai was inaugurated by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and was being overseen by health minister C Vijayabaskar. So far, 13 people have been injured in Tamil Nadu while attempting to tame bulls in different Jallikattu events this season.The Tamil Nadu government is trying to get Jallikattu registered in the Guinness Book of World Records. For this, health minister C Vijayabaskar is organising a Jallikattu event where 2,000 bulls will be released for taming. Nearly 800 bull tamers are participating in this.In the past few days, Jallikattu competitions have been held at different places in Tamil Nadu.advertisementOn January 17, a spectator died of heart attack while more than 40 bull tamers were injured in the bull taming sport of Jallikattu which was held as part of Pongal festivities which began on January 15.A day before, at least 48 competitors were injured, 14 of them seriously, in a Jallikattu event held at Palamedu, officials said. The 14 bull tamers were hospitalised while others with minor injuries were treated at the medical centre at the venue itself, they said.Also Read | Tamil Nadu: 10 wounded in first jallikattu of 2019 at AriyalurThrowback | Jallikattu: Protests to continue till permanent Ordinance is in placeAlso Watch | Jallikattu: Protests to continue till permanent Ordinance is in placeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byChanchal Chauhan
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