Barely 20 days after the footwear on head punishment for a 12-year-old Dalit student; another harassment incident was reported in the district on Tuesday in which a class XII boy belonging to a SC community was abused and attacked by a group of caste Hindu students.
Sources said that (name changed) Raja (17) son of Sarkkarai, attached with Dalit community, Andipatti Pudhur in Tiruvadavur, was a student of class XII in government higher secondary school in Tiruvadavur.
Police said during a game session in the class, an altercation broke out between two groups of students. A group of five caste Hindu students attacked Raja and abused him using his caste name. Raja, who was injured in the attack, was admitted to the GRH, police said. Based on a complaint from Raja, police registered a case and arrested three caste Hindu students. Two more students are on the run.