A 14 year old boy named Gokul was gored to death by a raging bull at a jallikattu event in Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu. The incident took place on Saturday at Thadangam village where the event was organized.
The victim was a resident of Palacodde and was at the viewer’s arena at the time of the incident. During the final stage of the event, a bull-tamer failed to reign in his bull and the animal charged out of the Vaadivasal and pierced Gokul’s abdomen. He was rushed to the Dharmapuri Medical College with bleeding injuries where he died during treatment.
The jallikattu was inaugurated by MRK Paneerselvam, the Tamil Nadu Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. It is stated that 622 bulls and 700 contestants took part in this event.