A newly-wed couple was beaten up by goons in full public view in Udumalpet, Tirupur, on Sunday, after which the culprits then hacked the Dalit man to death.
The parents of dalit youth Ilavarasan, whose death continues to remain shrouded in mystery, today refused to accept the police version that he committed suicide and demanded a probe by CBI or a Special Investigation Team.
Tamil Nadu government today ordered a commission to "probe the truth" behind the death of a Dalit youth, whose marriage to a woman from another caste sparked anti-Dalit violence in Dharmapuri last year.
A four page letter purportedly written by Dalit youth Ilavarasan in which he states that none should be held responsible for his death, has been recovered by the Special Investigation Team probing the case.
The Madras HC bench directed the DGP to provide protection to Divya and her family, if not already provided.
Tamil Nadu once gave birth to the self-respect movement aimed at social emancipation of the socially backward communities. That project has been perverted today, with Dalits facing the brunt of caste exploitation from Other Backward Classes.
The ill-fated marriage between the couple Ilavarasan and Divya, from different castes is said to have sparked caste-related violence in Tamil Nadu. Here's their story in images.
The death of a boy whose marriage to an upper caste girl sparked caste-based violence across the state was found dead near railway tracks.
The love-marriage of a caste-Hindu girl and a Dalit boy that led to the arson and violence against three Dalit villages in Dharmapuri, in which about 270 houses were gutted and 1500 people fled, appeared to be in trouble on Thursday.