Tamil Nadu: Dalit forced feeding with human excrement claims that the police do nothing

MADURAI: After A Period Of A Few Years, Has Again Reported An Incident Of A Dalit On Which Is Being Tortured And Which Is Being Used. The Gruel Act Is Said To Have Been Committed On April 28 At Kollimallai, 45, Near Mannargudi In The Thiruvarur District. He Has Now Complained To The DGP, Chief Secretary And Senior Officials That The Police Had Not Booked The Accused Trio Under The Strict Chapters Of The SC/ST.

The Victim Told Reporters At The Office Here On Tuesday That The Incident Was The Highlight Of A Three-year Enemy Between Him And Some Non-dalits. He Said He Had A Brick Oven And Went Home On His Two-wheeler Around 2.30 On The Day That Muthu, Aka Sakthivel, 42, From A Non-dalit Community Threw A Stump At Him. When He Lost His Balance And Fell, Muthu Attacked Him And Called Two Others, Including His Cousin Rajesh, 28, And Rajkumar, 27, To The Site. Kollimalai Said The Trio Attacked Him Brutally And Rajesh And Rajkumar Held Him To The Ground. Then Sakhivel Collected Human Excrement On The Tip Of A Long Stick, Forced His Mouth And Pushed Him Inside.

That Was Not Everything. They Tied Kollimalai's Hands Behind His Back, Pushed Him Down, And Urinated On His Body." I Felt So Humiliated That I Wanted To Commit Suicide On The Spot," He Said. The Three Men Escaped When Approaching Pakkirisamy, 55, From The Mahadevan Colony. Pakkirisamy Warned The Villagers And Relatives Of Kollimalai To Take Him To The Police Station In Kottur, His Body Strewn With Injuries And Stinking Urine. However, Things Were Hardly Welcome To The Station Because They Had To Give A Demonstration To Have The Police Submit A FIR. Although The FIR Stated That Kollimalai Was Forcefully Fed, Its Attackers Weren't Booked For The Crime Under 3 (1) (a) Of The 2015 SC/ST Prevention Of Atrocities Act, As Is Normally Done.

Instead, Issues Were Registered Under Sections 341, 294 (b), 352, 506 (2) IPC And Sec 3 (1) (r), 3 (1) (s) Of The SC/ST Act. In The Meantime, The Local Population Caught The Three Suspects And Handed Them Over To The Police, But Only Sakthivel Was Arrested And Put Back. Kollimalai Said The Police Let The Other Two Escape. Moreover, The Accused Were Only Booked Because They Had Abused Him In The Name Of The Caste. The Victim Was Admitted From April 28 To May 5 In The Government Hospital Of Tiruvarur.

Kollimalai Said That Problems Started About Three Years Ago When Some Dalit Youth And Their Relatives Were Attacked By Sakthivel And Rajesh For Participation In The Ayyanar Temple Festival In Thiruvanduthurai. Their Vehicles Were Also Damaged. Kollimalai Then Confronted Them And Demanded To Know Why They Attacked The Youth. When The Situation Was On Its Way To A Collision, Kollimalai Said That The Issue Was Settled By Discussions At The Police Station. However, Rajesh Was Deposed Without Filing A Case Against Him.

In Addition To State Officials, The Victim Has Also Written To The District Collector And Chief Police Inspector, Tiruvarur, Who Requires The Three Men To Be Booked For The Horrific Crime Under Article 3 (1) (a) Of The Crime Prevention Act And The Goondas Act. He Also Demanded That The Other Two Defendants Should Not Receive Bail Before The Indictment Was Filed In This Case." I Also Want To Make Sure That I Am The Last Victim Of My Community To Endure This Atrocity," He Said.

A Kathir, Executive Director Of The NGO, Who Also Attended The Press Conference, Recalled Similar Incidents That Took Place A Few Years Ago. Ramasamie And Murugesan Were Compulsive Human Feces In Thinniyam Village While Sangan, Another Dalit, Was Made To Drink Urine. Human Feces Was Poured Into Melaurappanur In The Body Of Muthumari A Few Years Ago." It Is Shocking To See This All The Time," He Said. A Compensation Of Rs 5 Lakh Should Be Given Immediately To The Kollimalai Family, He Said.