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Muthusamy Gounder of Karupampalayam village of Pollachi Taluk of Coimbatore District has a farm of coconut grooves. The Makkal Viduthalai Munnani and Coconut Labourers Munnai was in the process of cutting the coconuts, mean while a man named Muthu belonged to the Arunthathiyar community was smoking in a hidden place. But Mr. Ilacheliyan’s (ADMK leader – Pollachi) brother Parvathakannan saw Chella Muthu smoking and immediately he had verbally abused him in derogatory and filthy language. He had also brutally attacked him in front of other labourers in public view.
The coordinator of Coconut Labourers Munnai Mr. Kumar@ Chella Muthu saw this brutal attack tried to stop it and immediately Parvathakannan started verbally abusing Chella Muthu by referring to the caste names. Following this, Parvathakannan took coconut branch, iron rods and had brutally attacked at the back of his head. Chella Muthu sustained brutal injuries at his head and the other co-workers tried to stop the brutal attack. But Kanagaraj @ Nachimuthu Gounder and Parvathakannan’s wife joint together and threatened the co-workers with knives and warned not to go near Chella Muthu.
Later, with the help of other comrades from Makkal Viduthalai Munnani and Coconut Labourers Munnai took Chella Muthu to Pollachi GH for first aid. Then they tried to take him to the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital, but on the way he screamed in pain and hence they took him to the Arathana Private Hospital, Pollachi. He was admitted as in-patient and reached home on 04.07.2019. Case was registered at Pollachi Town West Station on 01.07.2019 and filed under SC/ST PoA Amendment Act 2015.
Thalaiyuthu is a panchayat town in Tirunelveli district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is also called as Sankar Nagar. It is located about 8 km north of Tirunelveli District. The village is home to 9,013 people, among them 4525 (50%) are male and 4488 (50%) are female. 77% of the whole population are from general caste and 23% are from schedule castes.
Ms. Muthu Mari (29), w/o Mr. Samuthira Pandi belonged to the Hindu Arunthathiyar Castes (Sub caste of Scheduled Castes) is a resident of Gopal Devar Compound, Opp to TNEB Office, Melthalaiyuthu village of Tirunelveli District. She was residing in the above mentioned address for about 1 ½ years for rent of Rs. 1200/-.
Ms. Kalavathi w/o Mr. Arumugam belonged to the Pillaivar caste (other backward caste) was residing in the same compound and is neighbour of Muthu Mari. Kalavathi had inquired Muthu Mari about her nativity, occupation of her husband and about her caste. Meanwhile, Muthu Mari had noticed that Kalavathi was in extra marital affair with Mr. Varatharajan. On knowing this, Kalavathi had started subjecting Muthu Mari in public view while she went to fetch water from the common tap and socially boycotted to use the public source on 22.04.2018. She tried to attack her with the plastic pot.
Kalavathi had verbally abused in derogatory language by referring to the caste names that Muthu Mari is belonged to the Arunthathiyar caste, her husband Samuthirapandi is manual scavenger. She also abused that Muthu Mari is impure and unclean and will cause viral/bacterial infection to the other people. Meantime, Mr. Varadharajan along with few men including Arumugam, Chinnadurai and ADMK Executive chairman had also verbally abused Muthu Mari in the public view and was about to attack her. But Muthu Mari in saving her life ran away from the place and immediately went to the police station. She lodged a complaint and the Sub Inspector Anandaraj went to the spot and inquired the incident. Based on the complaint, the FIR was filed with the crime no: 176/2018 and gave the CSR Copy to Muthu Mari. But the policemen did not take any action against the perpetrators in the incident.
Likewise, on 13.03.2019 around 7 pm in the evening when Muthu Mari went to fetch water from the common tap she was forced not to take water from the common tap and was boycotted by the non-dalits of the same locality. She lodged a complaint at the Thalaiyuthu PS on 14.03.2019 and the perpetrators were enquired. Finally for the third time, on 30.03.2019 at 6 pm she was again subjected to heinous forms of untouchability practices and caste atrocity. She had gone to the SP office to lodge a complaint and the SP told the Thalaiyuthu PS to enquire the case.
On 24.04.2019 at 10: 45 pm the Inspector Jayanthi came to the PS and did not read Muthu Mari’s petition. Before she entered the PS she had a conversation with Kalavathi (under the Neem Tree) and had got money from her. This was video graphed by Muthu Mari. One of the policemen informed this to the Inspector. Immediately she had seized the mobiles phones of Muthu Mari and her husband Samuthira Pandi and subjected them to brutal forms of attack by turning Muthu Mari’s hand and punched her shoulders and strangled her throat. She had also banged her head to the wall and Muthu Mari got collapsed and fainted to the floor. Jayanthi was shocked and immediately told Samuthira Pandi to take her wife from the station. Muthu Mari sustained severe injuries at her hand, shoulder, throat, face and head. On 25.04.2019 Muthu Mari along with her husband lodged a complaint to the District Collector. He ordered the SP to enquire the case and to provide medical treatment to the injured victim Muthu Mari. She was admitted as the inpatient and received medical treatment from 25.04.2019 to 29.04.2019.