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|Case posted by||Social Awareness Society for Youths-SASY|
|Type of atrocity||SC/ST (POA) Act|
|Whether the case is being followed in the court or not?||No|
|Fact finding date||Not recorded|
|Case incident date||25-Mar-2020|
|Place||Village: Not recorded
State: Tamil Nadu
Sooriyanthangal village is located in Tiruvannamalai District and more than 15 Arunthathiyar families are residing in the village. Hari of the same village belonged to the Vanniyar caste had dispute with Mani, S/o Thangavel, Arunthathiyar on getting fishing tender in the lake for the past 2 years. Based on the dispute, a complaint was lodged at the Vettavallam PS and the panchayat leaders pacified and compromised the issue.
Sooriyanthangal village is a reserved constituency and in the last December 2019 the villagers forced Mr. Rajamani, S/o Thangavel (brother of Mani) to contest in the election. Moreover, Ramasamy Gounder of the same village ensured that he would take all the expenses for the election and asked Rajamani just to sign in a document. But he did not win in the election and he resigned from his job where he was working as driver to Ramasamy Gounder.
Meantime, Rajamani’s brother’s wife Alamelu and Alamelu’s brother Ravi contested in the election. They both got 31 votes and did not win in the election. Soon after the incident, Hari had verbally abused Alamelu, Ravi, Mani and Rajamani in derogatory and filthy language for contesting in the election and had brutally attacked them.
On 25.03.2020 Dhanasekaran, S/o Chinnapaiyan had gone for withdrawing money from ATM in his two-wheeler and while he was returning home the dominant caste men Chettiyar, S/o Mannu and Rajiv Gandhi had verbally abused him in cruel forms of caste names. Meantime, Dhanasekran’s uncle Kutty, Mani & Alamelu were coming on their way and asked for the verbal abuse against Dhanasekaran. Immediately the two dominant caste men had pulled Alamelu and pushed her down. Rajiv Gandhi damaged Dhanasekaran’s two wheeler. And he along with other dominant caste people brutally attack on the Dalits and rushed to the Colony and damaged the houses and vehicle. The following properties were damaged and destructed by the dominant caste people.
25.03.2020 – The brutal attack on Dalits in Soorapathangal Village and the dominant caste people caused damaged and property destruction to Dalit Hamlets.
26.03.2020 - FIR has been registered at the Vettavallam PS with the crime no: 78/2020 u/s 147, 148, 294(b),323, 324, 427,506(ii) IPC r/w: 3(1)(r), 3(1)(s), 3(ii)(Va) – SC/ST PoA Act.
28.03.2020 – Crime No: 101/2020 u/s 147, 148, 294 (b), 324, 506 (2) IPCs [counter FIR]