A 22-year-old Dalit man was allegedly thrashed by five caste-Hindu men in Thoothukudi on Friday for not wearing his lungi till his toes, and instead folding it up while crossing a caste-Hindu street in Kulasekarapattinam, according to The New Indian Express.
Muniandi, the man who was attacked, hails from Munainchipatti in Tirunelveli district and had come to Kulasekarapattinam beach for Dussera celebrations. He was taken to a secluded place by five men and hit with PVC pipes.
He suffered injuries and was taken to a hospital. Police said that the five men have threatened him and other Dalit villagers not to walk with folded lungis on the caste Hindu streets as a mark of respect, according to TNIE report.
Police has filed a complained against the five men. Their names are Durai, Anand, Chella, Sammukutty and Esaikudurai.