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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||10-Aug-2020|
|Place||Village: Not recorded
State: Tamil Nadu
Mr. Pongavanam (60) S/o Mr. P. Ponnusamy is a resident of Chidderi Village, Melmalayanur Block of Villupuram District. He is belonged to the Irular caste (sub caste of Scheduled Tribes). Pongavanam along with former Panchayat Leader Mr. Selvaraj, S/o Mr. Ranganathan, Arumugam S/o Pongavanam Rajendran S/o Ramanujam, Ramakrishnan S/o Pongavanam, Mani S/o Manikkam from Vadavetti village had lodged a complaint with the District Superintendent of Police and Valathi Police on 29.07.2020 alleging that Thanigaimalai, a member of the Vanniyar community, had placed his photograph on the national flag and distributed his visiting cards.
Based on the complaint lodged, six persons have been asked to come to the Valathi police station on 08.08.2020 for investigation. However, the suspects were interrogated at the Valathi police station on 09.08.2020 at around 10.00 am.
Following this, on 10.08.2020 at around 06.15 am, while Pongavanam was returning after pouring milk, he and his wife Mathi were verbally abused in derogatory and filthy language referring to the caste names and were brutally attacked by the caste mob.