Dalit boy hit, mom alleges inaction

Published: 27th June 2013 10:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th June 2013 10:00 AM   |  A+A-

A Dalit woman has complained to the Superintendent of Police that no action was initiated against the dominant caste youth who attacked her son  while playing cricket.

In her petition to the Thanjavur SP, K Poomani of Vadachery village said her son Vimalkanth (23) was playing cricket in Vadaseri Government Higher secondary school playground on June 16 along with nine others from Ambedkar street when he was attacked by a group of youth from dominant caste, who were playing football there. 

Vimalkanth was first admitted to Pattukkottai Government Hospital and then to Thanjavur Medical college hospital, she said. Though a FIR was registered in Papanadu police station, no action was taken, she alleged.

Vimalkanth said in his complaint that the Caste Hindu youth attacked him with a cricket bat and also abused him.

A case was registered under sections 147 (punishment for rioting), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 506 (1) and under section 3 (1)(X) of SC, ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.


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