Pudukottai (TN) Mar 5 (PTI) Two persons, including a jallikattu participant, were gored to death and 56 injured during holding of the bull taming sport at Thiruvappur in this district today, police said. Also Read - Tarun Tejpal Case: SC Extends Trial Completion Time till March 31

The other deceased person was a spectator, they said. Also Read - Hathras Case: Supreme Court Directs Allahabad HC to Monitor 'All Aspects' of CBI Probe

Some of the injured were treated by a mobile medical team, while the others were treated as outpatients at a hospital and discharged, police said. Also Read - Hathras Gangrape Case: Supreme Court to Pronounce Verdict on Two Key Matters Today

The jallikattu was held in connection with a local temple festival.

The event is being held in several parts of the state after the Tamil Nadu Assembly on January 23 unanimously passed an amendment bill, clearing the path for conducting it without any hindrance.

Normally, Jallikattu is held as part of the Pongal festivities in Tamil Nadu. However, it was not held during Pongal this year due to a Supreme Court ban.

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