One person sustained critical injuries during a 'Moh-juj' or buffalo fight in Assam's Morigaon, reports said.
As per reports, the incident occurred at Lahorighat in Morigaon while the traditional moh-juj was underway on Friday. The injured person has been identified as Sarat Chandra Nath, sources said.
Nath was an employee of the Dhing Market Committee, locals informed.
It may be mentioned that almost after nine years, the Assam government gave its nod to traditional buffalo fights organised especially during Magh Bihu, given they are organised under specific standard operating procedures (SOPs).
During a cabinet meeting held in December 2023, the state government gave "in-principle approval to the issue of detailed procedure/SOP for permitting traditional buffalo and bull fights to be organised during Magh Bihu at Ahatguri in Morigaon district, Nagaon district or in any other part of Assam."