Naickenkottai calm, but Kadathur tense

Published: 12th December 2012 08:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th December 2012 08:18 AM   |  A+A-

Even as normalcy gradually returns to Naickenkottai after the November-7 attack on Dalit villages, Kadathur area was troubled by violent incidents on Monday night.

According to police, the violence started on Monday night with S Kathirvel (23) of Thindalanur in Kadathur asking some youth to move aside so that he could start his two-wheeler, near which they were standing.

This angered the youth, who used abusive words against Kathirvel, which led to a heated exchange and the manhandling of Kathirvel. While Kathirvel is a caste Hindu, the youth are Dalits.

On being informed of the incident, a number of people from Thindalanur gathered before the Kadathur police station demanding the arrest of the youths. Even as the police tried to pacify them, they started pelting stones at a TNSTC town bus.

Meanwhile, another group of Dalits blocked a college student, M Aravind (22) of Kandagoundanur, who was on his way home, near Morappur and allegedly attacked him. The injured Aravind was admitted to the GH. Based on his complaint, the Morappur police registered a case against 10 people.

On Tuesday, people of Asthagiriyur and nearby places resorted to a road roko on the Kadathur-Bommidi Road in front of the Kadathur Bus Stand demanding that the police stop making more arrests in connection with the incident. The police, however, warned the protesters and disbursed them.


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