Thursday, January 12, 2012

[ZESTCaste] Dalit leader hacked to death in front of his house

Dalit leader hacked to death in front of his house
PTI | 11:01 PM,Jan 10,2012

Dindigul (TN) Jan 10 (PTI): Dalit leader Pasupathi Pandian was hacked
to death by a gang in front of his residence at Nandavanapatti on the
outskirts of this town tonight, police said. Pandian, founder of
Devendra Kula Velalar Kootamaippu (Federation) was sitting alone
outside his house in an isolated locality when he was attacked and
killed, they said. Police said they suspected the gang monitored the
Dalit leader's movements before attacking him. Pandian's body was
later brought to Dindigul Government hospital for post-mortem.
Meanwhile tension spread as news of the Dalit leader's death spread.
Police all over the state have been alerted to look out for the gang
and police personnel have been deployed at all sensitive areas in the
southern districts to prevent any untoward incidents, they said.
Pandian's wife Jesintha was killed in a bomb attack about two years
back in Tuticorin district. PTI COR SSN APR APR

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