Death of a Dalit boy named Sivaram due to Negligence of school authorities (Code: TN-VPM-2018-092, Date: 18-Jul-2018 )

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Case posted by Social Awareness Society for Youths-SASY
Case code TN-VPM-2018-092
Case year 18-Jul-2018
Type of atrocity Other Crimes Against SCs
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 18-Jul-2018
Place Village: Not recorded
Taluka:Not recorded
District: Villupuram(DP)
State: Tamil Nadu
Police station Gingee
Complaint date 18-Jul-2018
FIR date 18-Jul-2018

Case brief

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Sivaram, (13) S/o Late. Mr. Sivalingam is a resident of Ambedkar colony, Melarungunam Village, Thenpalai Post, Melmalaiyanur Taluk of Villupuram District. He belonged to the Scheduled Caste (Sub Caste: Adi Dravidar). His father expired 3 1/2 years ago and his mother Kumari is working as a cook in Panchayat Union School in  Melarungunam Village.

He is studying 8th standard in Raja Thesingh Government High school at Gingee Taluk of Villupuram District. Usually he reaches the school by 7: 40- 8:00 am by bus. 

On 18.07.2018 after reaching the school the boy went to toilet and since there was no water in the pipes he went to draw the water from a 10-feet open septic tank (temporary tank made for fetching water in constructing the new building inside the school campus). As the boy was fetching water from the open tank he slipped into the water and drowned.

A school teacher of the same school, found that the boy was floating in the open tank and informed to the school authorities and police department. A case was registered Crime no: 581/2018 u/s 304 (2) of IPC r/w 3 (2) (va) of SC/ST PoA Amendment Act 2015 in Gingee PS on 18.07.2018

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