PMK man held for abusive comment against Dalit school girl on Facebook

Published: 15th September 2016 08:16 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th September 2016 08:16 PM   |  A+A-

CUDDALORE: Police have arrested the PMK man, who allegedly posted the picture of a Dalit school girl on Facebook with abusive comment, and produced him before the court at Panruti on Thursday.

When the students of a high school near Panruti protested against their school teacher for showing caste bias, against a Dalit girl, the school spoke to media. The teacher was accused of insulting the Dalit students during the classes.

Based on the complaints from the students and the parents, Cuddalore chief education officer held inquiry into the matter and ordered a transfer of the teacher in question.

Meanwhile, the video clip in which the girl was speaking about caste bias at the school went viral on social media. In this situation, V Vijay Vanniyan had taken the picture of the girl from that video clipping and posted it on his Facebook page with some derogatory comments. His act invited backlash from various quarters in the social media itself.

The girl’s father lodged complaint at Pudhupet police station. VCK functionaries in Cuddalore headed by the party’s parliamentary unit secretary P Thamarai Selvan has met the SP C Vijayakumar and submitted a petition demanding action against the teacher.

Pudhupet police registered case and began investigation. On Thursday, a police team headed by Panruti DSP S.Muralidharan has arrested Vijay Vanniyan (33), who claimed himself to be the PMK member in his Facebook page.

Vijay Vanniyan is the resident of Kondalankuppam village near Vanur in Villupuram district. Source said that he has been working in a private security company.

Police said that he has been booked under the sections in the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) act, POCSO Act and also in the IT act.

Vijay Vanniyan has been produced before the court and lodged in jail.


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