There are about 30 Dalit families and 50 caste Hindus living in the village.

Dalit youth beaten up denied milk by caste Hindus in TirupurImage for representation/Pixabay.com
news Caste Monday, April 18, 2016 - 10:10

Dalits from Kaarapalayam village in Tirupur on Sunday filed a petition with the Uthiyur police station on Sunday morning for beating up a youth and bing denied milk by the co-operative milk society which is run by caste Hindus.

The Dalits also alleged that the women who did have toilets in their houses were not allowed to use the fields and moreover, the Dalits have been denied working on the fields owned by the caste Hindus, according to The New Indian Express.

This began when a Dalit youth Sasikumar (20) was beaten up by two caste Hindu youths in the village. One of the accused, Makesh is a member of the caste outfit Kongu Ilaingar Peravai and a schoolmate of Sasikumar.

In the petition, it is written that Sasikumar was stopped by two caste-Hindu youths by blocking the road. When he asked them to move their bikes, they asked him to return. Later, he was beaten and abused by the two men, according to The New Indian Express.

There are about 30 Dalit families and 50 caste Hindus living in the village.

On Sunday evening, the caste Hindu community elders told the police that they will give access to Dalits to enter the village. A police official told TNIE that it was a personal problem and it had been sorted. However, Sasikumar said that he did not have any personal problem with the two caste Hindu youth. He also said that he will register a case under SC/ST Act.

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