DHARMAPURI

  • Tamil Nadu: Woman held for murder of granddaughter June 23, 2014

    Dharmapuri: A 55yearold woman was today arrested near here for allegedly murdering her granddaughter, police said. Police said the woman's daughter, who was already having a daughter, had delivered another baby girl in March last year and the infant reportedly fell ill and died on April 13. The body was buried the...
  • TN panel to hear Dalit youth death case today August 8, 2013

    Chennai: The panel constituted by the Tamil Nadu government will hear the case probing into circumstances that led to the death of 20year old Dalit youth E Ilavarasan in Dharmapuri. Ilavarasan was found dead near a railway track on July 4 this year. Ilavarasan, whose marriage to Divya triggered antiDalit violence...
  • TN: Man arrested for suspiciously roaming near guest house where Advani is to stay July 30, 2013

    Salem: A 46year old man was on Tuesday "secured" by police after he was found moving around in a suspicious manner near the Salem Steel Plant Guest house where senior BJP leader LK Advani is scheduled to stay during his visit here on August 1, police said. Mohammed Ali of Nagore...
  • TN: Dalit boy's parents want CBI or SIT to probe their son's death July 20, 2013

    Dharmapuri: The parents of Dalit boy E Ilavarasan, who was found dead along railway tracks in Dharmapuri on July 4, have demanded a CBI or SIT probe into the the death of their son. The parents have alleged that police are trying to close the case by terming it as...
  • TN: 2nd autopsy report of Dalit youth to be submitted in court today July 15, 2013

    Dharmapuri (TN): The second autopsy report of Dalit youth E Ilavarasan, whose death is shrouded in mystery, will be submitted in the Madras High Court today. The high court ordered a second autopsy after the family alleged foul play in Ilavarasan's death. A threemember team of doctors from All India Institute...
  • TN: Hundreds defy prohibotory orders to attend Ilavarasan's last rites July 14, 2013

    Dharmapuri: Hundreds defied prohibotory orders and attended the last rites of Ilavarasan, the Dalit youth, who died under mysterious circumstances in Dharmpauri in Tamil Nadu on Sunday. He was found dead after his intercaste marriage supposedly ended. The 21yearold was laid to rest at a private vacant site in his native...
  • Dalit boy's death: Madras HC orders second autopsy July 12, 2013

    Chennai: A second autopsy will be conducted on Dalit boy Ilavarasan's body, the Madras High Court ruled on Friday. Ilavarasan was found dead along a railway track in Dharampuri district in Tamil Nadu on July 4. Ilavarasan's marriage with Divya, a Hindu girl, had triggered antiDalit violence in three villages of...
  • Dalit boy's death: Will decide on 2nd autopsy after expert submits his report, says HC July 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The Madras High Court has directed the Tamil Nadu government to provide an expert and experienced doctor from Christian Medical College (CMC) Vellore, who will examine Dalit youth Ilavarasan's body. The court will decide on a second autopsy only after the expert submits his report. Earlier, six of the...
  • Dalit boy's death: HC to view the postmortem video July 9, 2013

    Dharampuri: The Madras High Court will on Tuesday view the postmortem report video of Dalit youth Ilavarasan, who was found dead near the railway tracks in Dharampuri, and decide on whether to order a fresh autopsy. The Madras High Court had directed the state government to preserve till Tuesday the body...
  • FTP: Is there still a great deal of social and family resistance to intercaste marriages? July 8, 2013

    The Jayalaithaa government in Tamil Nadu has ordered a probe into the death of dalit youth Ilavarasan who earlier this month allegedly committed suicide after conflicts over his marriage to a non Dalit girl. Ilavarasan, whose marriage to Divya triggered antiDalit violence in three villages of Dharmapuri district in November last...
  • Dalit boy's death: Police recover suicide note, TN govt orders a probe July 8, 2013

    Dharmapuri: In a new twist in the death of Dalit youth Ilavarasan, whose marriage to an upper caster girl sparked violence in Dharmapuri in 2012, police have allegedly recovered a suicide note written by him. Meanwhile, the Tamil Nadu government has ordered a commission to probe the death of Ilavarasan. A...
  • TN Dalit boy's death: NCSC members visit Dharmapuri July 7, 2013

    Dharmapuri: A team of National Commission for Scheduled Castes reached Dharmapuri on Sunday to take stock of the situation after the death of a Dalit youth. The postmortem reports of Illavarasan, whose body was found on a railway track in Dharmapuri, suggest the cause of his death was a head...
  • TN: Caste politics continues over the death of 20yearold Dalit boy July 6, 2013

    Ilavarasan, a 20yearold Dalit youth whose intercaste marriage to Divya Nagaraj triggered riots in November 2012, was found dead near the railway tracks in Dharampuri on Thursday. The postmortem report indicates death due to a head injury, while the police say it is a case of suicide. But Ilavarasan's family...
  • TN Dalit boy's death: Family alleges foul play, seeks second autopsy July 6, 2013

    Chennai: The death of a Dalit boy, Ilavarasan, has triggered protests and violence in the Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu. The postmortem report of the the 20yearold is out and it states that he died due to a head injury. The report also says that there are no other big...
  • Chennai: Dalit boy, who married a higher caste girl, found dead July 4, 2013

    Chennai: A Dalit boy, whose marriage to a higher caste girl triggered antiDalit violence in three villages of Dharmapuri district in November in 2012, was found dead along a railway track in that town on Thursday, a day after she said she would never go back to him and would...
  • Tamil Nadu: 19 arrested for conducting child marriages June 27, 2013

    Dharmapuri: The district administration and police have stopped conducting of child marriages and 19 persons including four grooms were arrested in this regard at H Pudhupatti village, 60 kms from Dharmapuri on Wednesday. Parents of four minor girls of the village have arranged marriage to their daughters to conduct on...
  • Tamil Nadu: Jilted lover hacks woman to death April 9, 2013

    Dharmapuri: In a shocking incident, a 23yearold man on Monday hacked a woman to death when she refused to marry him, at a busstand in Dharmapuri, police said. The two had an affair while studying at college but the woman's parents had objected to the relationship and asked her to...
  • 'IAS officer feared rise of a junior Veerappan' September 16, 2011

    Coimbatore: Days after the notorious forest brigand Veerappan was shot dead by the Special Task Force in October 2004, a senior IAS officer in Tamil Nadu had reportedly expressed fears about the likelihood of a successor emerging, according to partial extracts of a US Cable released by WikiLeaks. The terrain is...
  • Dharmapuri bus burning: SC upholds death penalty August 30, 2010

    The Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty of 3 AIADMK workers in the Dharmapuri bus burning case in which 3 Coimbatore University students were burnt alive on 2nd February 2000. ...
  • SC stays death penalty given to 3 AIADMK activists January 18, 2008

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday suspended the execution of three AIADMK activists who were found guilty in the Dharmapuri bus burning case. They were found guilty of setting a bus on fire in February 2000 while protesting party leader Jayalalitha's conviction in the Kodaikanal Pleasant Stay Hotel case. The...
  • Madras HC upholds death penalty to AIADMK men December 6, 2007

    New Delhi: The Madras High Court on Thursday upheld a Salem courts sentences to 28 convicts, including the three awarded death penalty, in the Dharmapuri bus burning case. The Salem court had held three AIADMK functionaries and 25 other people guilty in the bus burning incident of 2000 in which three...
  • Dharmapuri: 25 accused granted bail March 13, 2007

    New Delhi: The Madras High Court on Tuesday suspended a lower court sentence awarding seven years rigorous imprisonment to 25 accused in the Dharmapuri bus burning case. The Bench also granted them bail on the condition that they should stay in Chennai and report daily to the Crime Branch CID. A Division...
  • Has society accepted death penalty? February 17, 2007

    New Delhi: Three AIADMK workers have been sentenced to death for setting a bus on fire during a political agitation in Tamil Nadu seven years back. The verdict pronounced by a Salem court on Friday has sparked off an intense debate over the ethics of capital punishment all...
  • Dead girl's father welcomes verdict February 16, 2007

    Salem, Tamil Nadu: For N P Veerasamy it has been a vindication of his sevenyearlong battle for justice. "The savages are at last punished," he said after a court Friday sentenced to death three AIADMK men responsible for the murder of his daughter and two other girls in a bus...
  • Victims' parents hail Dharmapuri verdict February 16, 2007

    New Delhi: Parents of the three victims of the bus burning case of February 2000 hailed the verdict after a court in Salem sentenced three AIADMK men to death on Friday. "Though late, it is the correct judgement," the parents said. "God has given good justice. At one time we were...
  • Long death list as courts get tough February 16, 2007

    New Delhi: The death sentence awarded to three AIADMK workers for burning three students to death in Tamil Nadu in 2000 may again spark a debate over the ethics of capital punishment. A Salem court on Friday awarded Neduthezhian, Madhu and Muniappan capital punishment for torching a bus carrying college students....
  • Death for three AIADMK members February 16, 2007

    New Delhi: Three AIADMK workers were on Friday sentenced to death and 25 others to seven years imprisonment in the Dharmapuri bus burning case, in which three college girls were charred to death in February 2000. A court in Salem on Thursday had found the three Neduthezhian , Madhu and...
  • AIADMK men guilty of burning girls February 15, 2007

    New Delhi: A Salem court on Thursday held three AIADMK functionaries and 20 other people guilty for the sensational Dharmapuri bus burning incident of 2000 in which three students of the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University had been burnt alive in a mob violence following the conviction of AIADMK leader Jayalalithaa...