Chennai: In an alleged mob lynching case reported from Villupuram town of South Chennai, a Dalit man was allegedly brutally thrashed for defecating in an open field recently.
According to the reports of India Today, a Dalit man named Sakthivel (24) was noticed by a woman, while he was openly defecating in the field. The woman had gathered people, while she alleged that he tried to misbehave with her.
Within no time, a mob had gathered at the spot, during which Sakthivel tried to flee the spot. Failing in his attempt to flee, he was caught by the mob and his hands and legs were tied with rope. Later the mob had allegedly brutally thrashed him.
As per the reports, Periyathachur Sub Inspector, who had visited the spot had asked the victim to come over to the station. He was not even taken to the hospital.
He was later taken home by his sister, who said that her brother had died after a few hours of the incident.
Seven people have been arrested so far.
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