The family and relatives of a 10-year-old Dalit boy who died in Namakkal have blamed two boys of the upper caste for assaulting him.
The mother of the deceased boy, Papathi said that her son had told her that he was assaulted by two boys from the upper caste in school for questioning them why they stole his geometry box, according to The New Indian Express.
The deceased boy was a student of Panchayat Union Middle School in Kozhikkalnatham.
After he fainted at home, Papathi took her son to Sankagiri Government Hospital where the physician said that the child was not having any problems.
Then she took her son to Salem for a temple festival where the boy was still feeling weak and exhausted.
She told The New Indian Express, “Äfter my son vomited blood, I took him to the Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College Hospital and the doctors told me that there was a blood clot in his brain and his condition was serious."
The family and relatives denied taking the boy’s body after his death. The Collector V Dakshinamoorthy asked the family to file a case under the SC/ST Act.
The police had registered a case at the Thiruchengode Rural police station against the two upper caste boys after getting a complaint from the mother. Later, it was altered to a murder case after the boy died of his injuries.
Moreover, his mother filed a fresh complaint on Sunday alleging that he was subject to caste-based abuse, according to The New Indian Express.