The Kayathar Police arrested seven persons for allegedly forcing a Dalit man to fall at their feet after one of his baby goats mixed with their herd. Paulraj, a 55-year-old from Olaikulam town in Thoothukudi district, approached the police after the accused recorded the incident and shared it on social media channels.
Thoothukudi SP Jeyakumar said, “The incident took place on October 8. We received a complaint from Paulraj on October 11 and immediately booked seven members under eight sections of the SC/ST act. They were all arrested on Monday.”
In his complaint, Paulraj accused 60-year-old Sivasangu of forcing him to fall at his feet after a heated argument over the baby goat. Sivasangu, police said, also sought help of his family members Sankilipandi (19), Udayammal (33), Periyamari (47), Veeraiah (42), Mahendran (20), and Maharajan (24) to humiliate Paulraj. The two had reportedly clashed a few months ago after one of Sivasangu’s goats went missing and he suspected Paulraj of stealing it.
Chidambaram MP Thol Thirumavalvan said such despicable incidents are not limited to North India but take place in Tamil Nadu, too.
#அநாகரிகம்: வட இந்திய மாநிலங்களில் மட்டுமல்ல; தமிழ்நாட்டிலும் தொடரும் அநாகரிகம். கயத்தாறு அருகே ஓலைக்குளம் கிராமம் ஆதிக்குடியினத்தைச் சார்ந்தவரின் ஆடுகள் தங்களின் கொல்லைப் பகுதியில் எப்படி நுழையலாமென இந்தக் கேவலத்தை அரங்கேற்றியுள்ளனராம். pic.twitter.com/6BBvT2PkfF
— Thol. Thirumavalavan (@thirumaofficial) October 12, 2020
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