Pakiyaraj abused by caste name by dominant caste (Code: TN-VLP-2020-122, Date: 08-May-2020 )

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Case posted by Social Awareness Society for Youths-SASY
Case code TN-VLP-2020-122
Case year 08-May-2020
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 08-May-2020
Place Village: Not recorded
Taluka:Not recorded
District: Villupuram(DP)
State: Tamil Nadu
Police station Thiruvennainallur
Complaint date 08-May-2020
FIR date 08-May-2020

Case brief

Case summary

Mr. Backiyaraj, is resident of Villupuram District, Thiruvennainallu Block, Arasur Village and residing with his mother Dayarammal (63), elder brother Ragavendran (31). His father Moorthy had passed away few years back. He has belonged to the Hindu Arunthathiyar caste (Sub caste of Scheduled Castes). He is working as agricultural labourer and running their livelihood.

Meanwhile on 08.05.2020, around 1: 20 pm, he along with his brother Sathyaraj (35) and friend Pradeep (27), S/o Anandhan went in their own vehicle TATA SAFARI (TN 21 AW 1699) had gone to buy provisional at Tiruvennainallur shop and was coming back slowly in the Arasur service road. Their vehicle had the flag of VCK party (national party).  Mr. Arul Suganesh (37), S/o Elumalai belonged to the Vanniyar caste (dominant caste – Most Backward Castes) stopped their vehicle. He immediately asked them to get down of the vehicle and as they got down he started verbally abusing them in filthy and derogatory language referring to the caste names and also pulled the flag and spit on it. He also threw the flag.

Later, he told them to leave their place or he would set fire to the vehicle as well as on them. They were in intense fear and anticipation and hence left the place. Around 2 pm of the same day they went to Tiruvennainallur PS and lodged a complaint. The FIR was registered with the crime no: 623/2020 sections: 341,294(b), 427, 506(ii) – IPC, r/w: 3(1) (r), 3(1) (S), 3(2) (Va) – SC/ST PoA Act – 2015. The accused person Arul Suganesh was arrested.

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