New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor suffered injuries on his head while offering prayers at a temple in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram on Monday. The Thiruvananthapuram MP received six stitches on his head and is out of danger, doctors said.

Reportedly, the Congress MP was offering prayers and as part of ‘Thulabharam’, a religious ritual wherein, a devotee makes a donation equivalent to his/her weight- sat on the weighing scale which then broke and fell on his head.

Tharoor was rushed to the general hospital, where he was treated for the head injury and advised bed rest.

Seeking a third term, Shashi Tharoor is engaged in a tough three-way electoral battle with former Mizoram Governor Kummanem Rajasekheran of BJP and CPI’s C. Divakaran, a sitting legislator and former state minister. In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Tharoor scraped through with a margin of around 15,000 votes against BJP’s O. Rajagopal, who is now an MLA.

With IANS inputs