CUDDALORE: Police on Monday registered cases against 45 persons in connection with the clash between the Dalits and the caste Hindus reported at Unnamalaichetti Chavadi area in Cuddalore on Sunday evening.
Police have also arrested two persons under various sections of IPC and also under the SC/ST Act.
Police said that based on a complaint lodged by Chandrasekar, a Dalit from Panagkattu Colony, police registered cases against four people. Following a complaint lodged by Ganesan, a Caste Hindu of Unnamalaichetti Chavadi, police registered case against eleven people.Rani, mother of bridegroom Manikandan, lodged a complaint over the attack on the community hall, where the wedding reception of the Dalit couple was yet to take place before the clash ensued. Registering complaints, police booked eight people involved in the attack between the castes.
Also, based on a complaint given by Isaibalan of Varakkalpattu, police registered cases against 22 people for allegedly blocking and damaging a lorry. Police said that two persons Ganesan(35) and Anandh(26) of Unnamalaichetti Chavadi were also arrested by the police.
Meanwhile, Dalits from Pangkattu Colony submitted a petition with the District Collector seeking action against the Caste-Hindus, who attacked the Dalits and caused damage to the property at the community hall. Dalits, led by the VCK district secretary P Thamarai Selvan, met the Collector S Suresh Kumar and handed over the petition seeking immediate actions.
As the situation remained tense at Unnamalaichetti Chavadi and Panagkattu Colony, police protection had been provided.