Caste Discrimination & Brutal Attack by Caste Hindu (Code: TN-TRP-2018-085, Date: 20-May-2018 )

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Case primary details

Case posted by Social Awareness Society for Youths-SASY
Case code TN-TRP-2018-085
Case year 20-May-2018
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

Fact Finding

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Fact finding date Not recorded

Case Incident

Case Incident details

Case incident date 05-May-2018
Place Village: Not recorded
Taluka:Not recorded
District: Tiruppur(DP)
State: Tamil Nadu
Police station Cheyur
Complaint date 05-May-2018
FIR date 05-May-2018

Case brief

Case summary

Baskar (21) is a resident of K. Andipalayam village of Avinashi Taluk of Tirupur District. He belonged to the Hindu Chakkiliyar community (sub caste of Scheduled Castes). He is working in a garment company and his fathers Mr. Ramasamy as well as his mother Thangamani are working as agricultural labourers.

On 04.05.2018 at about 11: 00 am Baskar and his 7 friends had gone to Ootarpalayam Annmar Temple festival and about 4: 00 pm they were playing cricket in nearby ground along with the kids. Meanwhile a man from the dominant community scolded the kids and told them why there were playing with the Dalit boys and told the kids to go home.

Also the man verbally abused Baskar and his friends in filthy language referring to the caste names and in the mean time about 50 men from dominant community (Gounder caste) surrounded Baskar and his friends and brutally attacked them with pelting stones, glass bottles and wooden logs. They sustained severe and grievous injuries at their hands, joints, legs and head. They also made Baskar’s friends Dinesh Kumar to drink the contaminated water from the drainage and ceased the android mobiles worth Rs. 15,000/- of Arun Kumar and Vijaya Kumar and left the place.

Baskar and his friends with the heinous injuries went to the Avinashi Government Hospital and since there was no doctor, the nurse and hospital staff gave injections and tablets to the injured persons. The next day morning the 8 victims were to the hospital for further treatment and got admitted in the hospital.

A case was registered with the Sevur Police Station with the crime number 110/2018 u/s sec 147, 294 (b), 323, 324, 506 (2), 355, 427, 379 of IPC r/w 3 (1) (r), 3 (1) (s), 3 (2) (va) of SC/ST PoA Amendment Act 2015 on 05.05.2018

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