Madras High Court on Friday ordered transfer of the probe into the mysterious death of Dalit youth Elavarasan in 2013 from local police to CB-CID. The court, which which went through the report filed by the Deputy Superintendent of Police, Harur in Krishnagiri district, on the death of Elavarasan, which triggered a caste violence in the Vanniar belt, transferred the case to CB-CID on a petition filed by father T Elango.
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The petition relates to the death Elavarasan in 2013, whose body was found near a railway track in Dharmapuri district. After Elavarasan’s marriage with Divya, a caste Hindu girl in 2012, some Dalit colonies in the district had witnessed violence. Elango had sought to transfer the probe into the case to a Special Investigation Team.
However, after going through the report of the DSP and two conflicting reports on the autopsy of the body by two teams of doctors, the court said, “In view of the different perceptions of two doctors, we consider it appropriate that the deposition and investigation materials be handed over to the CB-CID for further investigation and a report be submitted to us.” Elango submitted that his son married a caste Hindu girl. The girl’s father committed suicide and the caste Hindus unleashed violence on Dalits living in three colonies in Dharmapuri district. Nearly 400 houses were burnt and properties belonging to Dalits were damaged.
Elango submitted that the body of his son was found near a railway track on July 4, 2013. After he moved the court, second post mortem was conducted. On July 7, 2013, the Superintendent of Police informed the media that Elavarasan’s death was suicide. This created serious doubts in fairness of the investigation conducted by the police, he submitted. Alleging that the investigation was not been done properly the petitioner moved court stating that to unearth the truth, scientific and fair investigation was required and sought for a direction to appoint Special Investigation Team of CBI into the death of his son.
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