A Class XI boy of a school in Tirumangalam near here, who belonged to a Scheduled Caste, was allegedly abused and attacked by a group of caste Hindu students.
According to police, the boy had gone to school on March 19, when the caste Hindu students picked a quarrel with him and assaulted him.
The following day, when the victim’s father questioned their act, the cast Hindu boys allegedly attacked him.
Based on a complaint filed by the victim’s father, Santhosam, the Tirumangalam police registered cases against five persons under the Prevention of Atrocities Against SC/ST Act and under Sections 341, 342 and 323 of the Indian Penal Code.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday, the victim’s kin alleged that the case was not being investigated by the Deputy Superintendent of Police, who was the investigation officer.
A. Kathir, executive director of Evidence, alleged that the issue had not been taken up at an appropriate level by the police.
When contacted, Madurai Superintendent of Police Vijayendra S. Bidari told The Hindu that the enquiry was being carried out by the DSP. Action would be taken against the accused after an enquiry, he added.