Dalit panchayat president complains against vice-prez

Dalit panchayat president complains against vice-prez

TNN | Jan 12, 2021, 04:31 IST

Rain Water Harvest ::Dindigul: K Pavunuthai, president of the Jambudurai Kottai panchayat , has petitioned the Dindigul district collector, seeking action against the panchayat vice-president for allegedly harassing her and for preventing her from discharging her duties. The woman in her petition, on Monday, alleged that he is treating her badly as she hails from the dalit community.

She told reporters that she was performing her duties in the panchayat office on Friday when the vice-president Sivaraman came to the office with four others, used foul language, verbally abused and threatened her. She said that the turn of events were recorded in CCTV cameras in the office.

Pavunuthai said that she has lodged a complaint in this connection at the Ammainaickanur police station and at the Nilakottai taluk office as well. She sought departmental action against him so that she would be able to perform her duties without hindrances.

 

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