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Tamil Nadu: Gang hacks Dalit student to death

Press Trust of India
Feb 22, 2013 at 02:23am IST

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Tirunelveli: A Dalit engineering student, recently booked in an eve teasing case, was on Thursday night hacked to death by a gang near Tirunelveli, police said.

J Diwakar of Morappanar village, a second year student of a private engineering college in Tirunelveli, was returning home in a bus when the gang members forced him to get down near his village and hacked him to death, they said.

He was allegedly involved in teasing a girl of another caste recently which resulted in a clash between two groups. A case had been registered against him.

His murder is suspected to be a fallout of the clash. Protesting the killing of Diwakar, villagers blocked the Tiruneveli-Tuticorin road for two hours. They dispersed after police pacified them and assured that the culprits would be arrested.

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