THANJAVUR: Three caste Hindus were booked for allegedly thrashing a Dalit woman who refused to work as a servant maid in the house of one of the accused.
Sources said, Samikannu, of Pattuviduthi asked Palaniyammal (38), a Dalit, of the same village, to work as a servant maid in his house. As Palaniyammal refused, Samikannu and his two associates went to the house of Palaniyammal on Oct 31. Even as Samikannu abused Palaniyammal in front of her house using her caste name, the two others assaulted Palaniyammal with a spade. The Orathanadu DSP Sengamalakkannan on Wednesday registered a case under various sections of SC, ST Act against the three.