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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.
Pawankumar the deceased victims was grazing his goats, in the fields one baby goat entered into the field of accused. The accused came running into the filed caught hold of the baby goat and started abusing the victim. With the shouting, the victims family came to the resuce of Pawan Kumar. The victim assured the accused that he will reimburse the loss caused the baby goat in his field. All the accused people did not listen to this but starte beating the family of victims with iron rods. In that situation accused Kriashna took out pistol from his pocket and shot at the victim at point blank range. Pawan Kumar died on the spot. The other accused persons continued to beat the vitims uncles, auties, grandfathers who came to rescue him. The vikasmit of the village informed the police about the incident and police interneved.The police took the complaint and registered FIR and arrested one accused Sandeep Chouwdary who is an army person. The investigation is going and all other accused are absconding.