Brutal Attack on Dalit Arunthathiyar Velingiri for using public properties (Code: TN-COIM-2016-63, Date: 20-Dec-2016 )

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Case posted by Social Awareness Society for Youths-SASY
Case code TN-COIM-2016-63
Case year 20-Dec-2016
Type of atrocity Abuses by caste name in any place within public view
Whether the case is being followed in the court or not? Yes

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Case incident date 20-Dec-2016
Place Village: Not recorded
Taluka:Not recorded
District: Coimbatore(DP)
State: Tamil Nadu
Police station Anamalai
Complaint date 21-Dec-2016
FIR date 21-Dec-2016

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Velingiri (53 yrs) belongs to Schedule Caste Aruthathiyar community resides in Arijina Colony, Chinnapampalayam, Aanamalai, Pollachi Taluk, Coimbatore District. He is working as a cooli labour.On 20.12.2016 around 11.30 p.m was working in Parabikulam Aliyar Pasana Project (PAP). Velingri was clearing out the wastes which was dumped in the way where water is coming out. During that time land lord Sethil Nayakar stopped him for doing the work. Velangiri did not listen to Senthil Nayakar. He continued his cleaning work. Senthil in front of all others beated Velangiri with slippers. Velangiri was brutally attacked by the dominant caste Senthil. On 21.12.2016 Velangiri was admitted in Vetaikatarn Pudhur GH as inpatient an underwent treatment for three days. Accussed has been arrested and now he is in judicial custody in Coimbatore central prison . Velangiri and witnesses have been threatened by the dominant caste groupto withdraw the case. 

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