The incident happened on Friday in Perambalur district.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2020
The Perambalur police arrested three young men for forcing three Dalit teens to collect and carry their excreta. The incident happened on Friday in Sirukudal village of Perambalur district in Tamil Nadu. According to reports, three boys from the Scheduled Caste community living in Sirukudal village around 10 kilometres from Perambalur town, had gone to the open fields in the periphery of the village to relieve themselves. As they started to leave the field, three young men — Abinesh, Selvakumar and Silambarasan, all from the Udayar community which is a part of Most Backward Classes (MBC) — blocked their way and allegedly told them to collect the excreta from the field and clean the place.
Speaking to TNM, a police officer from the station told that this is the first time such an incident from Sirukudal village is coming to light. The police officer added that heavy security has been deployed in the village since afternoon due to the tensions between the SC community and those from the Udayar community.
Nisha Parthiban, the Superintendent of Police (Perambalur) told TNM that the accused have been arrested. “They have been booked under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. Further investigation is going on in the matter,” she said.