Earlier in the day, the victim’s daughter P Murugavalli (35) submitted a petition to the Krishnagiri SP seeking release of the two arrested women.
In a statement here, the union minister referred to the attack on five persons, including a six-year-old boy belonging to Scheduled Caste in Perungudi in Madurai district.
The victim demanded that the employer pay his salary for the 16 days he had worked in the exports department of RIPL in October.
"The accused rebuked me for sitting in front of him and then made casteist remarks," Pratap, the victim told this daily.
The reporter also recalled that after the incident of Nanguneri caste atrocity, the relatives of assailants' held a meeting condemning his reporting and filed a police complaint against him.
On October 29, due to a dispute over renovation of a temple in Sokkadi village, caste Hindus and Dalits pelted stones at each other when the former entered their settlement.
For instance, in a case of Kottayur violence against Dalit people reported in April this year, 12 Dalits were injured and the matter was taken to Chief Minister MK Stalin.”
The assailants, who belonged to an Other Backward Class community, held a grudge against Rajesh Makwana for being witness in the case of the murder of Manjibhai Solanki, a Dalit social worker.
Warning people involved in such cases, he said there is a need to bring changes and awareness in a casteist society that has created such a mindset to commit honour killings.
Mother of caste-atrocity victims decides to find another school for children; six juveniles arrested
The Nanguneri incident shows how deeply the poison of caste has permeated even the minds of young students.