外文标题：Dalit boy’s wrists cut for wearing watch to school in Tamil Nadu
MADURAI: A dalit boy was allegedly attacked and his wrists were cut by his non-dalit seniors in a village in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday night as he wore a watch to school on Monday.
Police said Ramesh (16), son of Paramjothi of Thiruvalluvar colony in Thiruthangal in Virudhunagar district, was a plus one student at the Government Boys Higher Secondary School in Thiruthangal.
His seniors allegedly questioned him when they found him wearing a watch. They removed it from his wrist and threw it away. The boy fought with the seniors over the issue, and tension prevailed on the school premises.
Two days later, on Wednesday night, the boy was walking near the Thiruthangal railway station when a gang of about 15 boys, who are said to be his seniors, waylaid him. They allegedly cut his wrists with knives.
The boy managed to escape from them and got first aid at a private hospital. He was later admitted to Sivakasi Government Hospital.
This school is known for caste issues among the students. The dalit students are often pulled up by non-dalit students for issues like wearing slippers. The issues are often solved in meetings of the PTA, school authorities and education officials.
Usually, such attacks on dalits are carried out by students who just passed out from the school.
The Thiruthangal police registered a case and were investigating.
George Joseph (Ahmedabad)
Where is equality?
That is why they turn to other religion where they are treated with dignity
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The Dalit should stop being individualistic and also form mobs like the “upper” caste. If the gang of Dalits start taking revenge, it will prevent the oppressors from oppressing any further.
Totally unacceptable!! This is not first time such an incident is reported from Tamil Nadu.. needs immediate fix so that such things are not repeated in the future.
those guys shud b arrested…. and teach them humanity…
India is not progressing at all.
TN govt need to taken strong punitive measure for this type of crime against dalits. Are we living in 10th century?