Dalit youth attacked in TN’s Cuddalore for wearing sunglasses
A 20-year-old Dalit man was attacked near Virudhachalam by a group of caste Hindus for wearing sunglasses and riding on a bike. While the main accused in the case is absconding, police say they have arrested three others involved in the crime.
While the assault happened last Saturday, Dalits of M Pattikudikadu village staged a protest on Monday demanding the arrest of all six men involved.
Speaking to Express, the victim, G Alagesan, said the incident happened when he was returning home from a shop, with his sister-in-law.…
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