Chennai: A 24-year-old Dalit youth was stabbed to death by a man and his accomplice belonging to a non-Dalit community allegedly for developing a romantic relationship with his minor daughter in Tamil Nadu’s Kumbakonam district. Police officials arrested two people in this regard.
The arrested persons were identified as Manikandan, the girl’s father, and his friend Karthi. The accused are booked under Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities), Act and under sections 342 (punishment for wrongful confinement), 324 (voluntarily causing hurt), 302 (murder) and 109 (abetting an offence) of Indian Penal Code (IPC). The accused were remanded to judicial custody.
According to a report in the Times of India, the incident took place on Konulampallam road near Kamatchipuram on Saturday evening.
Quoting a police official, the report said that the accused Manikanadan had asked his friend Karthi to bring the victim – Prabakaran, a resident of Vettamangalam village – to the spot to discuss somethings and the victim, in turn, had brought his friend Dayanithi along with him.
In a complaint to Panthanallur police, Prabakaran’s sister E Priyanka alleged that the accused had attacked the victim with a liquor bottle and stabbed him with a knife. Alerted by Dayanithi who managed to escape from the spot, the victim’s relatives had rushed to the spot and took him to Kamatchipuram primary health centre. The victim was later shifted to Kumbakonam government hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival.
The complainant, according to the report, said that her brother was in a relationship with the accused’s daughter, and on coming to know of it, the accused had warned the victim a couple of times.
Based on the complaint, Kumbakonam police officials had registered a case and further investigation is going on.