Brutal attack and allegations of false cases filed against a Dalit boy Jagadesh by a mob of caste Hindus (Code: TN-ERD-2016-049, Date: 04-Jun-2016 )

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Case posted by Social Awareness Society for Youths
Case code TN-ERD-2016-049
Case year 04-Jun-2016
Type of atrocity
Whether the case is being followed in the court or not? No

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Case Incident details

Case incident date 04-Jun-2016
Place Village: Not recorded
Taluka:Not recorded
District: Erode(DP)
State: Tamil Nadu
Police station Kodumudi
Complaint date 04-Jun-2016
FIR date 04-Jun-2016

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Dalit boy Jagadesh S/o of Mr. Thangavel, resident of No - 87-A 8, Kootakattupudur, West Colony, Kolathupalayam PO, Unjalur Via, Kodumudi Taluk, Erode District has completed his 10th standard in SSV Higher Secondary School and have joined 11th standard in the same school.

Mean while during the annual vacation two girls namely Sumathi and Priyadharshini came to Jagadesh\'s house for advertising and issuing pamphelts for Arul Murugan Polytechnic College, Chenilai, Karur District. Jagadesh\'s mother received the pamphelts and Priyadharshini had wrote her mobile number and told that if any queries/doubts they can contact her for further details in case of joining that college.

On 28.05.2016 Jagadesh having an idea of joining the polytechnic course called that number and had spoke to Priyadharshini. This became an issue at Priyadharshini\'s home and her parents had scolded and beated her. On 04.06.2016 about 3:30 pm Ms. Gunavathy relative of Priyadharshini called Jagadesh and asked him to come near Kalikalayam Valley.

Jagadesh went to said place and Gunavathy along with 14 members verbally abused Jagadesh in filthy language with the caste names and brutally attacked him with the coocnut stalks. Jagadesh had griveous injuries at his neck, left leg and hip. He was then admitted to the Kodumudi GH and received treatment. 

The Kodumudi policemen received victim\'s statement at the hospital. Mean while Ms. Gunavathy (relative of Priyadharshini) along with Mr. Muthusamy (Priyadharshini\'s father) lodged a false complaint on Jagadesh stating that he spoke words in filthy and obscene nature and lodged a complaint after Jagadesh\'s complaint. The policemen who is a non-dalit filed a false case aginst Jagadesh by receiving complaint from Mr. Muthusamy (Priyadharshini\'s father). A FIR was lodged with the crime number: 169/2016 u/s 354(D) of IPC and then Jagadesh complaint was filed with the FIR NO: 171/2016 u/s 147,148,294,(B), 323 of IPC and sec 3 (1) (r), 3 (1) (s) of SC/ST PoA Amendment Act 2015. 

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