Verdict on adivasi women raped in Tamil Nadu
NDTV Correspondent, Updated: September 29, 2011 15:18 IST
Chennai: More than a hundred Dalits were tortured and abused during a
raid for smuggled sandalwood; 18 adivasi or tribal women were raped in
a small village named Vachathi in Tamil Nadu. This was in 1992. And
the verdict for these atrocities has been delivered today.
A court in Tamil Nadu's Dharmapuri district has decided that all 269
accused are guilty. 17 Indian Forest Service (IFS) officials have been
convicted for rape. Four IFS officials have also been convicted under
the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act
for atrocity against tribals.
100 policemen and nearly 155 officials were accused of rape and
torture. Of the more than 200 people accused in the case, 54 have
The quantum of punishment is yet to be announced.
Read more at: http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/tamil-nadu-mass-rape-case-5-convicted-for-rape-30-for-atrocity-against-dalits-137122&cp
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