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Friday 13 January 2012

TN: Dalit chief hacked to death in front of home

TN: Dalit chief hacked to death in front of home

DINDIGUL: Dalit leader Pasupathi Pandian was hacked to death by a gang in front of his residence at Nandavanapatti on the outskirts of this town tonight, police said. Pandian, founder of Devendra Kula Velalar Kootamaippu (Federation) was sitting alone outside his house in an isolated locality when he was attacked and killed, they said. Police said they suspected the gang monitored the Dalit leader's movements before attacking him. Pandian's body was later brought to Dindigul Government hospital for post-mortem. Meanwhile tension spread as news of the Dalit leader's death spread. Police all over the state have been alerted to look out for the gang and police personnel have been deployed at all sensitive areas in the southern districts to prevent any untoward incidents, they said. Pandian's wife Jesintha was killed in a bomb attack about two years back in Tuticorin district.

"Ours is a battle not for wealth or for power.
 It is a battle for freedom. It is a battle for the reclamation of human personality."
- Dr BR Ambedkar

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