Tamil Nadu

Dharmapuri violence: probe transferred to CB-CID

Chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes P.L. Punia (left), listens to the affected people while inspecting the damage at Natham Colony in Naikkankottai on Monday. File Photo: E. Lakshmi Narayanan  

Tamil Nadu Government on Friday transferred to the CB-CID police, the case relating to the recent midnight attack on three Dalit colonies by Caste Hindus in the district protesting an inter-caste marriage.

Officials said the case which was investigated by the local police had been transferred to CB-CID.

The announcement was welcomed by the Dalits of Natham Colony, Annanagar and Kondampatti.

A total of 268 houses were torched, 54 vehicles destroyed, jewels and valuables looted in the violence unleashed on November 7, by the Caste Hindus after a man committed suicide over his daughter marrying a Dalit man of Natham Colony.

After the attack came to light, police arrested more than 90 people and National Commission for SC/ST officials and leaders of various political parties visited the colonies and condemned the violence targeting the Dalits.

District Collector R Lilly, Salem Range DIG Sanjay Kumar, City Commissioner Mahali, Superintendents of Police Asra Garg (Dharmapuri), M Ashokumar (Krishnagiri) camped in the affected areas and restored normalcy.

Two police personnel, including an Inspector, had been suspended while the DSP of the area shifted to Salem Range office pending inquiry into alleged failure of police to prevent the attack.

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