Three Dalit men were Brutally Attacked and Killed by a Tamil Nadu Group.

Source: The Hindu

TAMIL NADU

One of the worst attacks against Dalits, says panel

SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT SIVAGANGA,  JUNE 01, 2018 00:00 IST

UPDATED: JUNE 01, 2018 03:46 IST

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On the spot:NCSC Vice-Chairman L. Murugan visiting the houses of those hacked to death at Kachanatham in Sivaganga district on Thursday.handout_e_mail

On the spot:NCSC Vice-Chairman L. Murugan visiting the houses of those hacked to death at Kachanatham in Sivaganga district on Thursday.handout_e_mail

 

The National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) has said Kachanatham in which three people were hacked to death has witnessed a virtual carnage in the hands of members of a dominant community.

 

Its vice-chairman L Murugan who visited the village on Thursday evening said this was one of the worst attacks on Dalits he had seen in recent times and the brutality was to the core.

 

“The bloodstains in the houses of the hapless people who came under attack bore testimony to the gory attack,” he told The Hindu .

 

After a tiff during a temple festival on May 25 and a member of the dominant community taking objection to Dalit youths sitting cross legged, members of a dominant community had launched a murderous attack on the villagers on Monday night, hacking three people to death and inflicting cut injuries on five others.

 

Mr. Murugan, accompanied by Collector G Latha and Superintendent of Police T. Jayachandran got first-hand information of the ‘carnage’ after interacting with the villagers.

 

He visited the houses of the deceased – K Arumugam (65), A. Shanmuganathan (31) and V. Chandrasekar (34).

 

He said tiled roofs of some houses, television sets and refrigerators in a couple of houses were found damaged.

 

He was satisfied with the overall action taken by the district administration and the police after the incident, he said adding the Collector and the SP had conceded most of the demands of the affected people, including action against police personnel.

 

Ms Latha said she had deputed a team of officials to assess the extent of damage in the village and rectify the same.

 

“I have asked the officials to provide all basic facilities to the village,” she said. She said the district administration has agreed in principle to notify Kachanatham and nearby villages as ‘dalit atrocities prone’ area, she said.

 

The police have also agreed for a CB-CID probe into the attack, she said.

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Three Dalit men were brutally attacked and killed by a Tamil Nadu group for sitting with their legs crossed, an act the caste Hindus claimed was an insult.