THIRUKOVILUR: Six persons were injured on Thursday after a giant cut-out put up by actor Ajith’s fans collapsed on them during the pouring milk on the cut-outs ( Paal Abhishekham) ceremony.
According to the police report, a group of fans had erected the hoarding as part of the celebrations for the release of the actor’s latest movie ‘Viswasam’ on Thursday.
As per the report, over a half a dozen fans were performing ‘Paal abhishekam’ on the cut-out, when the structure supported by bamboo and gunny ropes, collapsed on a gathering of fans.
The injured fans were identified as Ezhumalai (20) of Aviyur, Sridhar (25) of Kolathur, Mutharasan (18) of Kadakanur, Arun (18), Prabhu (25) and Pratap (21) of Vadakarai.
Pratap who sustained severe injuries was rushed to the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (Jipmer), while the others were admitted to the Government Medical College and Hospital at Mundiyambakkam and the Thirukovilur General Hospital.
In Southern Indian states, huge cut-out of movie stars are erected outside theatres and ‘Paal abhishekam’ is performed on the release day on their films.