Shashi Tharoor seriously hurt during temple ritual

Congress candidate from Thiruvananthapuram Shashi Tharoor was hurt seriously in a freak accident during a ritual at a local temple on Monday.

Tharoor was performing Thulabharam ritual — a devotee is weighed against bananas or jaggery or sugar or coins — when the balance collapsed and the iron rod fell on his head causing serious injuries on his head and legs.

According to reports, Tharoor was rushed to government general hospital where he recieved eight stitches for his wounds. Later, he was shifted to the Medical College Hospital.

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