Posted On February 18, 2022

TRICHY: A Perambalur court on Wednesday awarded one-year imprisonment to three men for forcing five dalit boys to remove their excreta from a public place at Sirukudal village in Perambalur, Tamil Nadu, in 2020.

Pronouncing the judgement at a special court for trial of cases under SC/ST (prevention of atrocities) Act, Perambalur, district judge S Malarvizhi said R Abinesh, 22, N Silambarasan, 27, and S Selvakumar, 25, belonging to udayar community should undergo a year’s jail term and pay a fine of Rs 1,000 each.

The incident took place on December 11, 2020 at the village when five boys belonging to a Scheduled Caste (SC) aged between 12 years and 13 years defecated at an open space. The three youths intercepted the boys and reprimanded them when they told them that they had come for defecation. Further, they forced the boys to remove the faecal matter. The issue led to a protest after the boys informed their parents.

VCK cadres in the area joined the protests and demanded severe action against the youths. Maruvathur police took up the investigation and booked the three on charges of rioting, uttering obscene language, voluntarily causing hurt and threatening with dire consequences under sections of IPC and SC/ST (prevention of atrocities) Act and arrested them. They were remanded in judicial custody but are out on bail.

Courtesy: Times of india