SOCIAL BOYCOTT AGAINST DALITS (Code: TN-COIM-2016-56, Date: 05-Sep-2016 )

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Case posted by Social Awareness Society for Youths-SASY
Case code TN-COIM-2016-56
Case year 05-Sep-2016
Type of atrocity Destroys damages or defiles any object generally known to be held sacred or in high esteem
Whether the case is being followed in the court or not? No

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Case incident date 05-Sep-2016
Place Village: Not recorded
Taluka:Not recorded
District: Coimbatore(DP)
State: Tamil Nadu
Police station Thudialur
Complaint date 06-Sep-2016
FIR date 08-Sep-2016

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There were about 30 families of Arunthathiyars and 150 families of dominant groups (Goundars) residing in Bharathi Nagar, Periya Thadagam, Coimbatore. On 05/09/2016 Vinayagar Chathurthi statue was kept separately for each caste group. Dominant caste group called Arunthathiyars to play the drums for the celebration, but Arunthathiyars refused to play for them. Around 10:30 p.m, Sunadarasdamy, Manoharan along with 15 members of dominant group attacked Arunthathiyar families and scolded, beated severely by calling their caste name.

                On 07/09/2016 around 10:00 p.m, 50 members of dominant group attacked 30 Arunthathiyars families by throwing stones on their houses, beated women, children, elders, everyone with the pipes and rod. They questioned Arunthathiyars that with whose permission you people placed Vinayagar statue separately of your own. Maruthachalam (39yrs), Selvaraj (46yrs), Nagaraj (39yrs), Vijaya (42yrs), Sivagami (60yrs) and Poongodi (37yrs) were severely injured and admitted in Coimbatore Medical College Hospital as inpatient for the treatment

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