Discrimination on the grounds of caste in India is not something new. Decades after the Constitution of India was written and implemented, caste-based violence still rules in India.
A beheaded body of a youth was found on the outskirts of Thalaivanvadali village near Authoor on May 31. Eight people associated with the murder have been arrested by Tamil Nadu Police.
On the murder front, the deceased, 20-year-old P Satyamurthy was a third-year BCom student at a private arts and science college. He was a resident of Thalaivanvadali. Satyamurthy was beheaded by an unidentified gang in an abandoned building on the outskirts of Thalaivanvadali.
Superintendent of Police Arun Balagopalan said, “The deceased belonged to the caste-Hindu community, and was booked twice before for abusing youth of scheduled community. The head was found around 500 metre away from the body”.
According to sources, the suspects have been identified as M Mathan, V Surya, P Ponraj, G Ramu alias Ramasamy, S Muthukumar, Mari, A Muniasamy and P Sridhar.
Investigations revealed that the deceased had allegedly made caste-based abusive remarks against a scheduled caste youth, Mathan, a resident of north street in Thalaivanvadali. The Police has arrested the suspects and further investigations are going on.