A Dalit teenager’s wrist was cut off by seniors at a village school near Madurai for wearing a wrist watch.
The incident happened on Wednesday night when a gang of seniors waylaid P Ramesh, 16, and attacked him with knives. He was admitted to Sivakasi government hospital.
Police said the boy was questioned by his seniors when they found him wearing a watch in the school on Monday. “After they removed it from his wrist and and tried to throw it away, he tried to resist them and there was a fight. Two days later, while he was walking near the Thiruthangal railway station, a 15-member gang including his seniors waylaid him and cut his wrists with knives,” said the police officer.
After the attack, the boy himself approached a private hospital and later shifted to Sivakasi Government Hospital.
Victim told the judge that she was being forced to relive the incident as she was made to appear in court again.
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