Honor Killing (Code: TN-COIM-2019-0106, Date: 25-Jun-2019 )

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Case posted by Social Awareness Society for Youths-SASY
Case code TN-COIM-2019-0106
Case year 25-Jun-2019
Type of atrocity SC/ST (POA) Act
Whether the case is being followed in the court or not? No

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Case Incident

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Case incident date 25-Jun-2019
Place Village: Not recorded
Taluka:Not recorded
District: Coimbatore(DP)
State: Tamil Nadu
Police station Mettupalayam
Complaint date 25-Jun-2019
FIR date 25-Jun-2019

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Ms. Amutha (32), W/o Mr. Moorthy a resident of Door No-9, A Block, Manual Scavengers Quarters, Vellipalayam, Mettupalayam Block of Coimbatore District. She is married and destitute by her husband; presently living with her parents Ranganathan and Rangammal in the above mentioned address.  She has three children Dharshini Priya (19), Varshini Priya (16) and Naveen Kumar (14). She was having difference of opinion with her husband and currently living along with her children in her father’s place. She is rearing her children with the support of her parents.

Meanwhile, Kanagaraj (21), S/o Mr. Karuppasamy resident of the same village belonged to the Hindu Valaiyar caste (Most Backward Castes) was in love with Amutha’s younger daughter Varshini Priya and had mesmerized her with his love. In November 2018 he has abducted the girl and the girl’s family was shocked by this incident. Amutha immediately lodged a complaint at the Mettupalayam PS and had rescued her daughter Varshini Priya. And the Mettupalayam Policemen did not take any action against the accused person Kanagaraj. Later, Amutha concerned with her daughter’s protection, she had sent Varshini to her father-in laws residence.

Amutha’s elder daughter Dharshini Priya had got married to one of her relatives and her son is studying his school education. Amutha is accompanying with her mother Rangammal to the scavenging work. In the meantime, Kanagaraj had traced the whereabouts of Varshini Priya who is residing in Gandhi Nagar, Karamadai Road with her father’s parents. He had told the girl that he will take care of her well, he will marry her and his parents will accept their marriage. Finally he abducted the girl and had kept her near Oodaikarai in a hut.

On 21.06.2019 around 11:30 pm a man (Chinraj) consumed alcohol with the support of Vinoth (brother of Kanagaraj) had gone to Amutha’s house and had verbally abused her in filthy, derogatory language referring to the caste names. He had threatened Amutha that Varshini should not love or marry a man belonged to Valaiyar caste and if this happens, Varshini and Kanagaraj will be killed and thrown in the river.

Following this, on 25.06.2019 around 5 pm in the evening Amutha had a call (cylinder supplier) and got information that Kanagaraj was brutally injured by his brother Vinoth. Amutha had told that she is no way connected to this incident and tried to disconnect the call. But that person had told that Vinoth had also brutally attacked Varshini. Amutha along with her relatives Nagamani, Chinnakannan, Chinraj rushed to the spot and saw Varshini in the pool of blood and was crying for help. Immediately they took her to the Mettupalayam GH in an auto. They provided first aid and then shifted Varshini to Coimbatore Government Hospital.

Vinoth along with his companion Kanthavelu had given liquor to his brother Kanagaraj and had brutally attacked him with the sword. He had sustained heinous injuries and died in the spot. Varshini tried to stop this attack and she was also sustained severe and brutal injuries. Presently she is fighting against her life.

A FIR was registered at the Mettupalayam PS with the Cr. no: 270/2019 u/s 302, 307 IPC r/w 3 (2) (va) of SC/ST PoA Amendment Act 2015 and the accused person Vinoth was arrested.

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