The attack is suspected to be a case of previous enmity as the youths had engaged in a verbal spat amid the Vadamadu Manjuvirattu event held in August.
Four of five men who reported assaults regretted doing so, saying that police were often unsympathetic and disinterested and that the process just added more trauma.
The complaint lodged by the 25-year-old woman, a resident of Ernakulam, stated that she had sought the pleader’s help to quash an FIR registered in 2018 in a sexual assault case filed by her.
The father grew suspicious of Moorthi and his friend after inquiring the matter with Kamala and thus lodged a complaint on Monday.
Kannammal and Aruna were booked based on a video taken by the caste Hindus, circulating on social, in which the duo is seen hitting Sekar with a stick, he said.
Thalapathy, Farmers Association president, said, “Police registered a case against the villagers for no reason. Ideally, cases should be filed against thieves. Kannan is wanted in five robbery cases.”
Perungudi police registered a case under different sections of SC/ST Act and IPC sections including 307 IPC. Two special teams have been formed to nab the accused.
On July 20, Velusamy told Chinnasamy that the site would be taken up by the panchayat. He also issued death threats and used casteist slurs against Chinnasamy and his wife.
By the time the law expired last week, more than 3,700 legal claims had been filed, with many of the last few coming against big-name celebrities and a handful of politicians.
Police said two youths belonging to Arunthathiyar community were assaulted by members of the dominant caste for allegedly stealing hens from a house.
Mariselvi and Tamilalagan got married on August 20, 2021. The constable, however, deserted her six months later, suspecting Mariselvi of infidelity. Mariselvi now lives alone with her child.
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The suspects are V Vinoth Kumar (41) from Maduravoyal, the owner, S Cruz (34) from Virudhunagar, working as caretaker, and R Ajay (19) from Thiruvallur district who works as a staff.
The police have booked him under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. The incident occurred when the girl’s parents were away at work.
If found guilty, Alves would be prohibited from any type of work with minors for 10 years after his term, in accordance with Spanish law.
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"They also stripped him naked. The victim somehow managed to cover himself with a cloth and rushed back home," the official said.
While Das was presiding over the meeting, botany lecturer of the college Sarada Prasad Mohapatra, protested the formation of a committee to conduct the IYDP programme in the college.
There are also reports that the relatives of the accused students are exerting pressure on the Anoop’s parents to withdraw the complaint.
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Saravanan's shirt got damaged in the assault, revealing an Ambedkar tattoo on his chest. On seeing it, the accused realised that Saravanan belonged to the SC community, and seriously assaulted him.
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When Prakash, who hailed from the SC community, confronted them, the group hit him and Kabilan with liquor bottles, sources said.