Threatened and abused her : Castevirus 001 TN 2013

19Oct13

Even though she was owner of land since 1998, a 56-year-old Dalit woman was threatened and abused by caste Hindus over property possession at Kodangipatti village in Tamilnadu. A complaint lodged at Palamedu police station; yet no arrests have been made.

Rajammal, a complainant alleged, on September 22 she was all alone at home then Swaminathan, his son Venkatesan and some people entered into her house and attempted to kill her for refusing to part with her property. On October 4 along with her brother Lohidasan she registered an FIR against trio under Prevention of Atrocities (SC/ST) Act.

According to complaint Swaminathan has sold 48 percent of land to Rajammal in 1998. Later years the caste clashes rose in the village and her family along with other Dalit families left the village. Despite the property owner and land too in her possession no sale registration was deed in her name for decades.

“Taking advantage of the situation, the accused had transferred the patta of the land to his name without the knowledge of Rajammal and threatened her family to vacate the land,” said Sivalingam, Rajammal’s lawyer.

 



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