Caste Discrimination and cruel forms of abuse against of Dalit Loganathan (Code: TN-TRU-2020-121, Date: 07-May-2020 )

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Case posted by Social Awareness Society for Youths-SASY
Case code TN-TRU-2020-121
Case year 07-May-2020
Type of atrocity SC/ST (POA) Act
Whether the case is being followed in the court or not? Yes

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Case Incident

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Case incident date 07-May-2020
Place Village: Not recorded
Taluka:Not recorded
District: Tiruppur(DP)
State: Tamil Nadu
Police station Avinashi
Complaint date 13-May-2020
FIR date 15-May-2020

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Loganathan, S/o Mr. Murugan, resident of old Colony, Devampalayam& Post, Pallangarai via, Avinashi Taluk, Tirupur District and residing with his sister Malathi ( 19).

On 07.05.2020, one of the goats of Loganathan had crossed the fencing (KallikaduThottam). Immediately the owner of the place Mr. Moorthy  (Kongu Gounder Caste) and his son Praveen (21) had pulled the goat and threw it and this was noticed by Loganathan’s sister Malathi and she informed her brother.

Loganathan rushed to the place and requested Praveen to give his goat and Praveen told him how come he can speak to him without any respect; he also added that he would kill the goat and put as prey to his dogs and verbally abused him in derogatory and filthy language and took the goat along with him.

Subsequently, Loganathan along with his sister Malathi went to Kallikadu Thottam and met Praveen, his mother Rathinammbal (45) and his grandmother Govindammal (75)  and told them that his goat has unknowingly crossed their fencing and pleaded to give away the goat to them. They also told that this would never happen again and requested to give the goat. But Praveen’s grandmother had verbally abused Loganathan and Malathi in derogatory and filthy language referring to the caste names and told them to fall in their legs and apologize to them. But Loganathan refused and denied to fall in their legs and told that he don’t need the goat and tried to leave the place.

Meanwhile Praveen’s mother Rathinammbal had subjected Loganathan and Malathi to cruel forms of verbal abuse and threw the goat. They both took the injured goat and reached their home. The same day around 11:30 a.m  Mr. Kallimuthu (Arunthathiyar) of the same village came to Loganathan’s house and told them that Moorthy is calling.  Immediately Loganathan, his father Murugan and his sister Malathi went to Kallikadu Thottam and narrated the whole incident. But they did not hear it rather told that Loganathan had spoken against the Gounders (dominant caste people). The same night Mr. Kallimuthu came to Loganathan’s house and threatened murugan stating that Loganathan has spoken against the Gounders and told Murugan to leave the village.

On 08.05.2020, around 8:50 in the morning, around 50 persons (Gounder Caste) including Suthama company Gopal Gounder, Armstrong Company Palanisamy Gounder, Kallikadu Thottam land lord Moorthy Gounder, Praveen, Rathinammbal, Govindammal, Tamil Selvan, Chinnasamy, Maniyaan, Kallimuthu, post man Murugan gathered in Kallikadu Thottam; they had asked Loganathan, his father Murugan,  mother Deivanai, sister Malathi, to apologize in front of Praveen, his mother and grandmother for speaking against the Gounders. But Loganathan refused to fall in their legs. The Gounders agitated on Loganathan’s refusal.

And hence 2 counter case was filed by Praveen & Kallimuthu at Avinashi PS with the FIR No:1124, U/S 294(b),323,506(i),474 IPC R/w section 4 of women Harassment Act on Dated:15-05-2020 and FIR No:1125, U/S 294(b),323,506(ii), IPC Act against Loganathan, Murugan, Malathi and Deivanai


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