Irular Pongavanam was abused by Caste name and brutally attack by caste hindus (Code: TN-VLP-2021-140, Date: 10-Aug-2020 )

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Case posted by Social Awareness Society for Youths-SASY
Case code TN-VLP-2021-140
Case year 10-Aug-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 10-Aug-2020
Place Village: Not recorded
Taluka:Not recorded
District: Villupuram(DP)
State: Tamil Nadu
Police station Valathy
Complaint date 11-Aug-2020
FIR date 11-Aug-2020

Case brief

Case summary

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.

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