Thursday, February 23, 2012

[ZESTCaste] Dalit stabbed for friendship with caste Hindu

Tamil Nadu | Posted on Feb 23, 2012 at 08:28am IST
Dalit stabbed for friendship with caste Hindu
indianexpressExpress News Service

MADURAI: Sivaganga police have arrested two caste Hindus for
attempting to murder a Dalit youth for befriending a caste Hindu

Karmegakannan (21), a native of Periyakottai village in Sivaganga, was
stabbed with a dagger at Kovanur village and admitted to the GRH last

On his complaint, the police arrested Thavam alias Muthuramalingam
(34) of Keelakulam, Balamurugan (19) of Periyakottai.

Karmegakannan, in his complaint, said he was attacked by the accused
who abducted him. "Muthuramalingam was not happy about Karthigaisamy,
a caste Hindu, being friend with me, a Dalit," said Karmegakannan.

The accused, Muthuramalingam, is the brother of Karthigaisamy's
younger sister's husband.

Karthigaisamy, in an affidavit to Evidence, an NGO, reaffirmed his
friendship with Karmegakannan.

A Kathir of Evidence, said Sivaganga police should give protection to
Karmegakannan, his family and also to Karthigaisamy.


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