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Mr.Velusami belongs to Arunthathiyar community, residind with his parents and living at 281, Mankaradu, Selva Nagar, Muthur Via, Elumathur Post, Modakuruchi Taluk of Erode District in Tamil Nadu. He is Stdying 10th standard in Elumathur Higher Secondary School.
on 2nd October Gandhi Jayanthi as the boy was at his home a man named Mr. Pradeep Gounder of the same village came there and asked the boy to come to work in his field. But the boy refused and told him that he had fever and can not come for work.
Immediately Pradeep Gounder verbally abused the boy in derogatory language referring to the caste names and forcefully dragged him to come for work. Also he had brutally attacked the boy and immediately his mother rushed to place and tried to pacify the problem. Both his parents namely mother Baby and father Duraisamy were severly beaten up by Pradeep Gounder in front of the public view.
Sudha (28 years) is residing with her husband Bannari in Jeeva Nagar, Vallipalayam Post, Puliyampatti Via, Sathyamangalam Taluk, Erode District. On 02.10.2017 at 7: 30 pm, a man named Sivakolunthu belonging to the dominant caste (Naikar Community) had a dispute with Sudha and he brutally attacked her. This incident occured in front of Sudha\'s residence and near to the village temple.
The Dalit youths who were sittting near the temple rushed to the spot and tried to pacify the dispute. But Sivakolunthu verbally abused and attacked the boys referring with their caste names. The injured boys then went to the Sathyamangalam Government Hospital for medical treatment.
Agadala Parvathi (17 age) belonging to tribal community was studying Intermediate course II year in Tekkili Junior college. She hails from Peddalogidi village in Peddalogidi panchayat from Pathapatnam mandal of Srikakulam District of Andhra Pradesh. On 16-08-2017, she did not return home from college, the parents felt that should would have gone to relatives place. On 22-8-2017, Parvathi was found hanging to a mango tree with chunni in the agricultre field of Bypothu Krishnamurthy. A case was registered US/174 of Cr.Pc.(death by hanging) by the police in Pathapatnam PS, Srikakulam District of Andhra Pradesh.
On 28-08-2017, the parents of Parvathi came to know that one Bandi Rajarao (20 years) beloging to BC community, had forced her to fall in love with him, and later continuously was sexually asulting the victim by taking her to different location. When Paravathi raised the question of marriage, he scholded her by her caste name and renounced that as she belongs to lower caste he will not marry her. on the fatefulday a qurell took place between them and Rajarao was shouting on her about her lower caste status that its better she dies and he will not marry her. One Chakali Chinnamma who saw the incident inforrmed the parents. The parents approached the police with a complaint against Bandi Rajarao and the narrating the sequence of events. The police as per the copy of the compalint altered the sections in crime no. 58/2017 U/s - 306 IPC and U/s Sec 3(1)(r)(s), 2(v)(a) of SC/ST POA act 1989, amended in 2015 from Sec.174 of Cr.Pc.
Its been a month since the FIR has altered but no action has been taken against accused so far by the police. The local traible leaders and organisations, women\'s groups have been agitating for the past 15 days as relay hunger strike asking for CBI investigation into the incident. They have approached the state SC/ST commission also. All the local political party leaders from CPI, YSRCP and other civll society organisations of Adivasis have supported these protest programmes by the victims parents and their villagers.
On 01/10/2017 the victims along with village leaders approached Chittibabu seeking support and solidarity in accesing justice for Parvathi.