Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha Congress 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 head.
"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 Congress committee President has already written to the police seeking a probe. Let us know what actually happened," said Tharoor, after being discharged from the Medical College Hospital here.
The incident occurred at the popular Gandhari Amman temple 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 head. He was rushed to a hospital.
However, he has cancelled all election related programmes listed for Wednesday.
In 2014, Tharoor scraped through with a margin of around 15,000 votes against BJP's O. Rajagopal, who is now a MLA.
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