Tharoor sustains head injuries during religious ritual at Kerala temple

Thiruvananthapuram: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Monday sustained head injuries when the hook of a weighing scale came off and hit his head while performing the ‘thulabharam’ ritual at a temple in Thiruvananthapuram.

Party sources revealed Tharoor sustained injuries on his head, which required six stitches. The 63-year old MP is seeking re-election from the Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha seat. He also suffered a minor leg injury in the incident which occurred at a Devi temple.

Monday is the Malayalam new year day (‘Vishu’). Tharoor performed the ritual by offering sugar equal to his weight in the morning before embarking on his election campaign.

He was accompanied by his family members and party leaders and workers including MLA, V S Sivakumar.

Tharoor was rushed to Trivandrum Medical College hospital for detailed examination, the sources said.