Caste Based Discrimination and abused by caste name and brutally attack Mr. Mr. Irulapoo Selvakumar (Code: TN-ARI-2020-0119, Date: 09-May-2020 )

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Case primary details

Case posted by Social Awareness Society for Youths-SASY
Case code TN-ARI-2020-0119
Case year 09-May-2020
Type of atrocity SC/ST (POA) Act
Whether the case is being followed in the court or not? No

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Fact finding date Not recorded

Case Incident

Case Incident details

Case incident date 09-May-2020
Place Village: Not recorded
Taluka:Not recorded
District: Ariyalur(DP)
State: Tamil Nadu
Police station Jeyamkondam
Complaint date 10-May-2020
FIR date 10-May-2020

Case brief

Case summary

Mr. Irulapoo Selvakumar is residing in the above mentioned address and belonged to the Irular Caste (Sub Caste of Scheduled Castes). He reside with his wife Krishnaveni (33) and children Logeswari (14), Megala (13), Kabilan (08). His daughters are studying 8 th standard and his son is studying 4 th standard. He is engaged in the social activities where working for the Dalits and Adivasi communities at the state level. Moreover, he is also holding the position of President in Palangudi Irular Peravai.


In these circumstances, on 09.05.2020 around 7 in the morning, he and his son Kabilan were riding their bike (TN 61 K 1372) for shop towards the Devanoor – Chitheri road. On their way a man named Chinnaiyan of Koovagam village was having a meat (pork) shop and saw a man named Rasakannu, S/o Chinnathambi of his village was standing near the meat shop. He stopped his bike and was conversing with Rasakannu. While he was buying meat from the shop a man from Devanoor – Pusari street belonged to the Vanniyar caste (dominant caste) had verbally abused him in filthy and derogatory language referring to the caste names and discriminated him in public view. Also threatened and was about to attack him that he would murder him for engaging in the social activities for the Dalit and Adivasi communities.


Immediately he screamed and told him not to attack and abuse him. Rasakannu replied that he had spoken against his uncle Raja Durai (30), S/o Selvarasu and had brutally attacked him at right side of his face and pushed him to the nearby bushes. Later he had also strangled his neck with his towel and he was suffocating for breathe. He had sustained severe and blood injuries at his shoulders, chest and legs.


Later a case was registered with the crime no: 773/2020 sections: U/s: 294(b),323,506(i) -IPC r/w: 3(1)(r), 3(1)(s), 3(ii)(Va) – SC/ST PoA Act and the police had arrested the two accused persons namely Selvaiah and Raja Durai. But the family members of the accused persons are stilling threatening the victim’s family.

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