Tamil Nadu: Dalit activist murdered with his hands tied for breaking plastic tap

Pramod Madhav | Edited by Kritika Banerjee
Chennai, July 18, 2017 | UPDATED 17:25 IST

A Dalit man was found murdered in a farm, with his hands tied, in Manachanallur town of Trichy district in Tamil Nadu.

The man, identified as Kathiresan, was allegedly killed by caste Hindu men for breaking a plastic tap in a farm on July 7. In caste hierarchy, caste Hindus are placed higher than Dalits but below upper-caste Hindus

Kathiresan was an auto driver and also a Dalit rights activist. A few days before the murder, Kathiresan had a tussle with Thangarasu when the latter alleged that he had broken the taps in his farm.

WHAT HAPPENED ON THE DAY OF MURDER

On July 7, Thangarusu found that the plastic taps in his farm were again broken. Along with his two sons, he barged into Kathiresan's house and allegedly threatened his family.

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