Caste Discrimination and Brutal Attack on Dalit Suriya (Code: TN-VPM-2018-086, Date: 05-Jun-2018 )

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Case posted by Social Awareness Society for Youths
Case code TN-VPM-2018-086
Case year 05-Jun-2018
Type of atrocity Abuses by caste name in any place within public view
Whether the case is being followed in the court or not? No

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Case Incident

Case Incident details

Case incident date 06-Jun-2018
Place Village: Not recorded
Taluka:Not recorded
District: Villupuram(DP)
State: Tamil Nadu
Police station Marakkanam
Complaint date 06-Jun-2018
FIR date 06-Jun-2018

Case brief

Case summary

Surya (21), S/o Mr. Vellakanni is a resident of of Sambuveli Village of Marakkanam Block of Tindivanam Taluk of Villupuram District. He belonged to the Pariayar Community (sub caste of Scheduled Caste). On 05.06.2018 Surya and Ajith had gone to a puncture shop for repairing his Splendor bike tyres. This shop was owned by Mr. Raja (38) of Karipalayam and he belonged to the dominant community (Nadar).

Raja refused to repair his bike and verbally abused him in filthy language by referring to his caste names and also severely attacked Surya with a ring rod. Surya sustained brutal injuries at his lower jaw and backside of his head. 

Finally Surya was taken to JIPMER hospital for medical treatment. Due to lack of beds in the hospital, the hospital management made the victim Surya along with his mother to stay outside of the hospital corridor. 

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