A Tribal Irular Woman committed suicide after a person called sakthi belong to vanniyar community given sexual torture (Code: TN-VLP-2022-183, Date: 06-Nov-2022 )

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Case posted by Social Awareness Society for Youths-SASY
Case code TN-VLP-2022-183
Case year 06-Nov-2022
Type of atrocity SC/ST (POA) Act
Whether the case is being followed in the court or not? No

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Case Incident

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Case incident date 06-Nov-2022
Place Village: Not recorded
Taluka:Not recorded
District: Villupuram(DP)
State: Tamil Nadu
Police station Anandapuram
Complaint date 07-Nov-2022
FIR date 07-Nov-2022

Case brief

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Dhatchayani aged 34 who live with her three children in Mathur Village, Senji Taluk, Villupuram District. Her husband Suresh passed away 27 days ago due to bad health condition. 

Complainant Durga, Dhatchayani's Sister explained the incident that, On 05.11.2022 at 7.30pm Dhatchayani phoned her and cried that a person called Sakthi S/O Poongavanam who belonging to vanniyar community over phone, calling her and giving sexual torture. Sakthi is a person who work along with her husband suresh in Kaalpattil as a Mason. Her husband suresh used to call her in sakthi phone while working over there. So, that is how he knows her. Dhatchayani said, Sakthi is compelling her to live with him since her husband died, he said to her that "As a women you cannot live alone, with three children you will need definetly a person to accompany you for living". For that, Dhatchayani replied to him that, "Alamelu husband do you think am a woman who seek men after their husband dies, warning you, just disconnect your call and go away" but he again replied her that "you cannot live alone and i need you" then dhatchayani disconnected the call angrily by saying i will drink poison and died because of your torture. Dhatchayani said these things to durga and cried. Then durga consoled her that in another 2 days we will come there for doing rituals to remember your husband that time we will meet panchayat leader reg this issue to condemn him and after saying this she ended the phone call. 

On 06.11.2022 at 8.30am, Dhatchayani and her father went to sakthi house and spoke about this incident to his wife alamelu and her father Radhakrishnan and told him not to disturb again. For this Sakthi's father in law told them that even I can get release my son in law from jail by selling all my goats. After hearing this, Dhatchayani was very upset and at same night she drank a poison and attempted suicide. Their relative Sankar who informed this to dhatchayani's sister durga and attempted her in hospital. But despite treatment she died. Durga dhatchayani's sister gave a complaint to Anandhapuram Police Station on 07.11.2022 at 4.30pm and Police filed the case under SC/ST Act. Durga while checking dhatchayani's phone found that, Sakthi called her 42 times and given her sexual torture. After this torture only dhatchayani committed suicide.

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