Watch | In this T.N. village, hatred targets drinking water

In this TN village, hatred targets drinking water

A video on the water contamination in Tamil Nadu’s village

January 31, 2023 04:46 pm | Updated 05:18 pm IST

On December 26, 2022, Dalit residents of Vengaivayal, a village in the Pudukottai district of Tamil Nadu, made a shocking discovery. A few children had fallen sick a couple of days earlier.

People suspected that the drinking water could be contaminated. A foul smell emanated from the water supplied through the pipes.

This prompted a few Dalit youth to climb up to the tank, where they found human faeces floating on the water inside.

Now, the 10,000-litre capacity tank lies in disuse and is barricaded.

One month on, the culprits still roam free and the humiliated villagers are angry. The village is now fully fortified by the police.

What steps were taken after the incident?

Read the full story here.

Reporting: R. Rajaram, Ancy Donal Madonna

Videos: M. Moorthy

Voiceover & Production: Abhinaya Sriram

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