At least two persons died and 115 others were injured on Tuesday while forming human pyramids during Dahi Handi celebrations on the occasion of Janamashtmi in the Mumbai metropolitan region.
Across Maharashtra, `Govinda’ troupes compete to form multi-tier pyramids and break pitchers of curd and buttermilk tied high above the ground on this day.
According to civic officials, at least two govindas died yesterday. Of them, a 21-year-old Rohan Kini died after suffering an epileptic attack in Palghar while Jayesh Sarle died of electrocution in Airoli.
Additionally, as many as 115 govindas were injured in Mumbai till last night. One of them was seriously injured and admitted to a hospital, while others were discharged after administering first aid, officials added.
Hundreds of Govindas were seen moving around in trucks and tempos, travelling from one `Handi’ venue to another.
Last week, the state government had assured the Bombay High Court during the hearing on a PIL that it would ensure that children below 14 years of age would not participate in formation of Dahi Handi pyramids.
With agency inputs
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