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PTI coimbatore India
Updated: 08-11-2018 22:50 IST

File chargesheet in Dalit girl beheading case in 15 days:Panel

Coimbatore, Nov 8 (PTI): The National Commission for

Scheduled Caste has directed the police to file the

chargesheet in the case related to recent beheading of a

teenage Dalit girl in a village near Athur in Salem district

of Tamil Nadu.

The commission has taken up the case on its own and sent

a notice to the district Collector and police department for

follow-up, its vice-chairman L Murugan said Thursday.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a function

to distribute protective gears to sanitary workers here, he

said the commission had directed the police department to

file the chargesheet against the 27-year-old man, the accused,

and take steps to detain him under the Goondas Act.

It had also asked the government to decide on the

compensation for the family of the girl, he said.

The girl, daughter of a labourer, was beheaded by her

neighbour last month after she had rejected his advances.

Accused Dinesh Kumar has been arrested and lodged in

Salem jail.

Compared to Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya

Pradesh, the condition of Adi Dravidar hostels was poor in

Tamil Nadu and he had written to the government on this,

Murugan added.

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