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Ms. Archana (21) is residing with her parents and younger brother at Malaiyandipattinam of Pollachi Taluk of Coimbatore District. She belonged to the Hindu Arunthathiyar Community. She was pursuing her B.E (EEE) in an Engineering College in Pusaripatti. Meanwhile she developed a friendship with a man named Surya Krishanan, S/o Mr. Saravanan (belonged to the dominant Gounder Community). He told her that he will marry her and had sexually abused her many times. Believing his fake promises she agreed. Later he refused to marry her and she went to his home asking the reason. But the parents of Surya Krishnan verbally abused her in filthy and derogatory words referring to the caste names.
A group of persons including Sudhanshu Sethi is said to have gone for hunting in the
evening of 16.1.18. Sudhanshu did not return home that night. On the next day, when asked
other accompanies denied any knowledge of his whereabouts. By evening the dead body
was recovered. Police seized the body and took for Post Mortem. Sudhanshu died in
mysterious conditions. It is alleged that he was murdered.