Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor got injured on Monday while performing 'thulabharam' ritual at a temple in Thiruvananthapuram. Tharoor, who is aiming fora hat-trick from Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha constituency, sustained injuries on his head, which required six stitches.
“He has suffered injuries on his head and has received 6 stitches. Doctors say he is out of danger,” reported ANI.
#Visuals from Kerala: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has been injured while offering prayers at a temple in Thiruvananthapuram and has been shifted to General Hospital there. He has suffered injuries on his head and has received 6 stitches. Doctors says he is out of danger. pic.twitter.com/oWPYIDFo1D— ANI (@ANI) April 15, 2019
According to reports, the Congress leader also suffered a minor leg injury after the hook of the weighing scale came off and hit his head, they added.
'Thulabharam' is a Hindu ritual in which a person is weighed against a commodity such as flowers, grains, fruits and similar articles in temples and the equal value or quantity is offered as donation.
Monday being the Malayalam new year day ('Vishu'), Tharoor performed the ritual at a Devi temple here in the morning before embarking on his poll campaign.
The Congress leader was accompanied by his family members and party leaders and workers including MLA, V S Sivakumar.
While he was sitting on one of the pans of the weighing scale, the hook came off and fell on his head, the party sources added.
He was taken to Trivandrum Medical College hospital for detailed examination, the sources said.
Television channels showed the former union minister getting into a car with a bandaged head and waving to onlookers wearing a blood-stained kurta.
With PTI Inputs