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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||16-Feb-2021|
|Place||Village: Not recorded
State: Tamil Nadu
Thillai Nathan-25 S/O Karuppusamy of Arunthathiyar community, Munduvelampatti area, Dharapuram, Tiruppur district, has been working as an agricultural laborer. On 07.07.2021 the Adhi Tamilar Pervai members have posted a wall poster regarding a public meeting near the Munduvellampatti bus stand and subsequently 10 days later, another poster on behalf of the Arunthathiyar Security Forces has been pasted on the same bus stop. Since the Munduvellampatti was dominanted by Gounders (dominant caste people) they were irritated on the posters of Arunthathiyar revolution meetings and had organized a village meeting on this regard on 16.02.2021 around 8 pm. As Thilai Nathan came home from his work and came to the tea shop and was standing near the village meeting place.
As the meeting was organized on the temple grounds at 8.00 pm and about 100 people of Gounders and Arunthathiyar gathered at the panchayat meeting. The Panchayat leaders enquiredThillainathan, about the wall posters and who had pasted it. Then they had also threatened to Thillainathan to show the person who pastes the poster. Thillai Nathan agreed that the first poster was pasted by him and the second poster could be posted by the Arunthathiyar security forces. Suddenly the Gounders started verbally abusing him in filthy and derogatory language referring to the caste names and brutally attacked him.
Immediately Thillai Nathan’s mother Lakshmi, father Karuppusamy, Father’s brother Balraj and sister in law Bhama, rushed to the spot and tried to pacify the situation. But the Gounders also verbally abused Thilanathan’s dependents in filthy language.
Thillainathan with the help of his friends Vellingiri and Krishnan was admitted to the Dharapuram Government Hospital at 9.00 am on 17.02.2021 and received first aid. Later he was admitted to the Tirupur Government Hospital for further treatment. The case has been registered in Kundadam PS and the Accused has not yet been arrested by the police.