Dalits Attacked During Temple Fest; 12 Booked

Published: 30th July 2015 05:20 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th July 2015 05:20 AM   |  A+A-

THOOTHUKUDI: Owing to the fallout of caste clashes during a temple festival at Vadaku Konarkottai near Kayathar, 12 caste Hindus were booked for allegedly attacking Dalits, on Wednesday.

As part of the celebrations at Kommandi Amman and Pudhuveetu Amman temples on Tuesday night, Dalits of Vadaku Konarkottai carried germinated plants- Molapari- in a procession  through Mettutheru inhabited by caste Hindus.

They also burst crackers in the street as part of revelry. As one of the crackers fell in front of a caste Hindu’s house, some caste Hindu youth pelting stones in retaliation. With some of them sustaining injuries in the attack, Dalits too hit back.

Police claimed that caste Hindus verbally abused the Dalits using the names of their castes.

However, owing to the intervention of the village elders, the Molapari procession continued unhindered.

Immediately, a police team headed by Kovilpatti ASP, Murali Ramba, rushed to the spot and carried out investigations.

Dalits too submitted a petition at the Kayathar Police station on Wednesday morning and demanded action against the Caste Hindus.

Following the probe Murali Ramba booked 12 Caste Hindus namley  Mani, Murugan, Sangilipandi, Muthusamy, Murugan, Mahendiran, Veerapandi, Veilpandi, Murugan, Veeriah, Mahendiran and Vijayapandi under the Scheduled Castes/Tribes(Prevention of Atrocities) Act. on Mednesday afternoon.

Following the registration of the case against the caste Hindus , a peace committee meeting was conducted by officials of the revenue department during which  caste Hindus promised not to attack Dalits in future.

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