THOOTHUKUDI:As many as 11 Dalit and Caste Hindu students studying in a government higher secondary school in Kalugumalai near Kovilpatti were picked up for allegedly fighting between themselves over the issue of a Caste Hindu student playing caste songs glorifying their caste in the classroom.
The incident happened on Friday when Karan (16), studying plus one, carried a mobile phone to the school and played the songs that glorified his caste. Dalit students, who did not approve of it, complained to their teachers after which one of them seized the phone from the boy.
Upset by the seizure of the mobile phone, Karan shared the incident with his friend Krishnamoorthy (18). Immediately, Krishnamoorthy along with three more students - Sakthi (16), Muthuselvam (17) and Santhanapandi (12) attacked a Dalit student Karthik Raja (15) studying plus one, thinking that he was the one to have informed the teachers that led to the mobile phone being seized.
Later, during the lunch break when Dalit students came to know about the incident, five of them - Madhi (16), Ganesh Aravindh (15), Selvaraj (16), Maries Kannan (17) and Rajkumar (17) joined hands with Karthik Raja and attacked Krishnamoorthy .
Soon after, the teachers informed the police and registered two cases and arrested all the 11 students involved in the incident.