In a Jallikattu event held in Chettipalayam near Coimbatore, twenty bull tamers and two bulls were left injured. The event was held on Sunday at Chettipalayam which is situated near Coimbatore and injured twenty bull tamers. More than 750 bulls and 600 bull tamers had registered for this event.
The second edition of the Jallikattu event was inaugurated by the Municipal administration minister S P Velumani on Sunday at 8 am. The event was being held at Chettipalayam and ended up injuring over twenty bull tamers along with two bulls.
According to the Times of India’s report, more than 750 bulls and 600 bull tamers had registered for the event. The registered bulls and the tamers came from Madurai, Trichy, Pudukkottai and various other districts.
Allegedly, 20 ambulances and 15 doctors had been deployed to manage any medical emergency at the venue of the event. Before entering the arena, the bulls were examined by 18 teams of the animal husbandry department. While talking to the TOI, an official also stated that they had rejected five bulls since their owners had not submitted the health and vaccination certificate. The aforementioned Jallikattu event was witnessed by 50,000 people and over 3,000 police personnel were deployed to manage the crowd.
Following increasing injuries and number of casualties, the Madurai bench of the Madras High Court asked the Chief Secretary of Tamil Nadu to insure all the participants of Jallikattu from the coming year. A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by a lawyer named Muthukumar prompted the bench to take the decision.