Tamil Nadu shocker: Six arrested for assaulting, stripping and urinating on two Scheduled Caste youths
Tamil Nadu shocker: In yet another shocking, horrific and unsettling incident from Tamil Nadu Police arrested six persons of an intermediate caste for allegedly assaulting, stripping and urinating on two Scheduled Caste youths.
Registering a case based on a complaint from victims under the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, the Thatchanallur police on Tuesday arrested Ponnumani (25), of Thaazhaiyooththu; Nallamuthu (21), Aayiram (19), Ramar (22), Siva (22), and Lakshmanan (22), all from Thirumalaikozhunthupuram near Palayamkottai.
The shocking incident unfolded on October 30 when the victims Manoj Kumar, and his friend Mariappan, of Manimurtheeswaram, had gone to the Thamirabarani to take a bath.
While returning back to home, Manoj and Mariappan were stopped, brutally assaulted, were admitted to the Tirunelveli Government Medical College Hospital with serious injuries.
Later, the victims told the police that when they revealed that they were from a Dalit hamlet, the inebriated men assaulted and stripped them and urinated on them.
The victims further told the police that they were detained there by the gang till night.
"They also took Rs 5,000, two mobile phones and ATM cards from us before chasing us away from the spot. After going to a relative's house nearby, we contacted our parents, who admitted us to Tirunelveli Medical College Hospital," one of the victims told the police.