Wednesday, November 2, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Opposition stages walkout over Dalit suicide

Opposition stages walkout over Dalit suicide

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 27 : The entire CPI(M)-led Left Democratic
Front (LDF) today staged a walkout in Kerala Assembly in protest
against the denial of permission to discuss an adjournment motion in
connection with the suicide of a Dalit youth, who committed suicide
following alleged torture by the police. Moving the adjournment
motion, Koliyacode Krishnan Nair alleged that Sinu (26) hailing from
Vithura committed suicide following custodial torture by the police.

He also alleged that the incident showed the change in attutude
towards the Dalits by the police under the UDF rule. In his reply,
Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said two police officials -- Sub
Inspector Rajesh and Grade Assistant Sub-Inspector Jayakumar of
Vithura Police Station, have been suspended in connection with the
incident. Deputy Leader of the Opposition Kodiyeri Balakrishnan
alleged that though the two officials were suspended, no case was
registered against the erring officials under SC-ST Atrocities Act.

Oct 27, 2011

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