Caste Based Discrimination and Brutal Attack on a Dalit man (Code: TN-ERD-2016-061, Date: 06-Nov-2016 )

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Case posted by Social Awareness Society for Youths-SASY
Case code TN-ERD-2016-061
Case year 06-Nov-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? No

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Fact finding date Not recorded

Case Incident

Case Incident details

Case incident date 06-Nov-2016
Place Village: Not recorded
Taluka:Not recorded
District: Erode(DP)
State: Tamil Nadu
Police station Chennimalai
Complaint date 07-Nov-2016
FIR date 07-Nov-2016

Case brief

Case summary

Dalit Velusamy (28) was residing with his family in Pannapalayam village of Perunthurai Taluk of Erode District. He was brutally attacked by a mob of 20 dominant caste Hindus of the same village and was verbally abused referring to his caste names. Velusamy was then admitted to the Erode Governement Hospital and was discharged on 13.11.2016. He had incurred severe injuries at his hands, legs and inner wound in his abdomen. Also the caste Hindus had lodged a false complaint against Velusamy along with 5 Arunthathiyar youth of the same village stating that these Arunthathiyar youth made an attempt to rape a caste Hindu woman of 65 years old.


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