CPI (M) State secretary G. Ramakrishnan on Sunday demanded action against caste Hindus in Nadupattai in Dindigul district under SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act for subjecting Dalit women to sexual torture and damaging their properties.

In a statement here, he said the police had failed to take any action though complaints had been filed against those who were behind the attacks.

“There houses were burnt and properties damaged. Since the police are not acting on their complaints the Dalits left their villages and have settled in a hill region in Chengalpatti,” said Mr. Ramakrishnan.

He wanted the government and the district administration to take steps to ensure return of Dalits to their village. — Special Correspondent