New Delhi: As many as seven devotees, including four women, were killed and 10 injured in a stampede on Sunday in Tamil Nadu’s Trichy at the Karuppasamy temple in Muthayampalayam village. Also Read - Jackal Dies After Bomb Wrapped in Meat Explodes in Its Mouth, Horrified Netizens Ask 'How Long Will This Sadism Continue?'
The incident is believed to have occurred after the devotees tried to receive the rupee coins or the ‘Padi Kasu’ from the temple priest. Also Read - Hyderabad: Stampede-like Situation Arises in Siddipet Mall as Customers Rush to Buy Sarees Priced at Rs 10 Each
These coins are believed to bring wealth and prosperity and are distributed as a ritual at the temple. Also Read - Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurates TN Defence Industrial Corridor
When thousands of devotees reached out for the coins, a push and shove ensued leading to a stampede.
All the injured have been admitted to the Thuraiyur hospital and an investigation has been ordered into the incident.
More details awaited