Spouse Of Tamil Nadu’s Murdered Dalit Man Welcomes Father’s Dying Sentence

Wife Of Tamil Nadu's Murdered Dalit Man Welcomes Father's Death Sentence

S Kausalya’s husband V Sankar, a Dalit engineering pupil, had been hacked to loss of life final yr.

Chennai:  Widowed a yr in the past on the orders of her father, S Kausalya immediately welcomed the verdict of a Tamil Nadu court that sentenced him to loss of life. V Sankar, the 23-year-old engineering pupil Kausalya married towards the desires of her household in July 2015, was killed barely eight months later by males employed by her father.

Her household, belonging to the wealthy and politically highly effective Thevar group, had been vehemently against her marriage with a Dalit man. The daylight homicide at a crowded market in Tirupur had despatched shockwaves throughout the nation.

Right now, because the courtroom sentenced her father Chinnasamy and 5 others to loss of life, Ms Kausalya stated she welcomed the decision, however would enchantment towards the acquittal of three. Amongst them is Ms Kausalya’s mom Annalakshmi, uncle Pandidurai and relative Prasanna.

She stated their acquittal has put her life in peril. “I worry menace for my life and Sankar’s household bearing in mind three have been acquitted. We would like police assist,” she stated.

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S Kausalya had married V Sankar, a Dalit, towards the desires of her household.

Ms Kausalya, who had disowned her dad and mom after her husband’s homicide, lives along with her in-laws in Udumulapet, close to Coimbatore. She was given a authorities job. The household was given police safety for some time after the homicide.

Final yr in March, Shankar was hacked to loss of life by a gaggle of bike-borne males who had accosted the couple outdoors a crowded market in Tirupur, round 450 km from Chennai. They’d slashed and hacked at him until he collapsed after which turned their consideration to Ms Kausalya, who was with him. The girl, who was closely injured, took weeks to get well. CCTV footage of the horrific assault had triggered enormous outrage and protests had been held throughout the state.  

Two months after the homicide, Ms Kausalya had even allegedly tried suicide by swallowing cleansing powder. She recuperated after being rushed to a neighborhood hospital.

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