Shashi Tharoor Suffers Head Injuries During Temple Visit

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor suffered head injuries after suffering a fall while offering prayers in a temple in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram on Monday, 15 April. He was admitted to a hospital and is currently stable, reports said.

Tharoor was reportedly participating in a thulabaram ceremony, a traditional practice where a person is weighed on scales against gold, grain or fruits. The equivalent weight is offered as donation, reported The News Minute.

While Tharoor was participating in the ceremony, the weighing scale he was sitting on broke and the hook support came loose and struck him on the head.

Tharoor also suffered a minor leg injury from the fall, PTI reported.

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He was initially admitted to Thiruvananthapuram general hospital. He has received six stitches on his head and is out of danger, reported ANI.

District Congress Committee president Thampanoor Ravi told The News Minute that Tharoor has 10 stitches on his head and is being taken to the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College.

Tharoor was performing the ritual at a Devi temple on Monday morning, also the Malayalam new year day, Vishu, before embarking on his poll campaign.

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He was accompanied by his family members, party leaders and workers including MLA, VS Sivakumar, reported PTI.

Visuals have emerged of Tharoor getting into a car in a blood-stained kurta, with a bandaged head, waving at onlookers.

(With inputs from ANI, PTI and The News Minute.)

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