Friday, June 3, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Man charged under atrocities act for cheating girlfriend

Man charged under atrocities act for cheating girlfriend
TNN | Jun 2, 2011, 11.59pm IST

COIMBATORE: Charges under the provisions of SC/ST (Prevention of
Atrocities) Act were slapped on a 29-year-old MCA graduate on Thursday
for his refusal to marry his 34-year-old girl friend from a scheduled
caste community and for referring to her caste in abusive terms.

Acting on a petition lodged by R Sudha of Kailasapuram near Devakottai
in Sivagangai district, the all women police station in Coimbatore
registered the case using provisions of the act against S Karthikeyan
of Madurai.

According to the police, Sudha and Karthikeyan fell in love around 10
years ago in Madurai but they were not able to meet frequently as
Sudha went Coimbatore to practice chartered accountancy. But
Karthikeyan followed her to Coimbatore by joining for MCA at GRD

Both of them took a house on rent at B R Puram in Peelamedu and lived
together. After completing his course, Karthikeyan went to Chennai to
work in a private company. After reaching Chennai, he tried to move
out of the relationship.

On Sudha's insistence, Kartikeyan met her at Meenakshi temple in
Madurai last year. Sudha was accompanied by her mother and they forced
him to marry her at the temple. But he refused. Whenever Sudha
contacted him thereafter, he ridiculed her calling her caste name and
in filthy language. He also made it clear that it was her caste that
prevented him from marrying her. Karthikeyan belongs to an upper

In February this year, Sudha lodged a complaint with Race Course
police station here against his breach of assurance and using of caste
name. However, he assured the police that he would marry her.

Manager of a popular textile firm in the city, Sudha approached the
police again and, now, a case has been registered under the prevention
of atrocities act. A special police team has been sent to Chennai to
arrest him, said all women police station (Central) inspector M

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