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Tharoor sustains injuries while performing 'thulabharam' at

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

leader and MP Monday suffered injuries while performing 'thulabharam' ritual at a temple here.

According to party sources, who is aiming for a hat-trick from Lok Sabha constituency, sustained injuries on his head,

He 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'), performed the ritual at a Devi temple here in the morning before embarking on his poll campaign.

He 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 hospital for detailed examination, the sources said.

Television channels showed the former union getting into a car with a and waving to onlookers wearing a blood-stained kurta.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 12:55 IST