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Tharoor wants probe into freak temple accident

IANS  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

Lok Sabha candidate Shashi Tharoor, aiming for a hat-trick of wins, on Tuesday sought a probe into a freak accident at a temple near here which led him to have to eight stitches on his

"My mother, who is 86 years old, said she has never ever heard of the 'tulabharam' breaking. So it's better that a probe is needed to know what happened. The district committee has already written to the police seeking a probe. Let us know what actually happened," said Tharoor, after being discharged from the here.

The incident occurred at the popular here when he went to celebrate Vishu, the traditional Hindu New year.

Praying while seated on the weighing balance, as part of a temple ritual, the chains holding the balance broke and fell on Tharoor's He was rushed to a hospital.

On Tuesday, he had a surprise visitor in

will be present on the stage later in the day with

However, he has cancelled all election related programmes listed for Wednesday.

is engaged in a three-way electoral battle with former Mizoram of BJP and CPI's C. Divakaran, a sitting and former

In 2014, scraped through with a margin of around 15,000 votes against BJP's O. Rajagopal, who is now a MLA.



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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 17:38 IST