Girl deposes before HC in Dharmapuri arson case

A girl, whose marriage with a Dalit boy led to anti-Dalit violence in three villages of Dharmapuri district last year, on Thursday appeared before the Madras High Court and said she temporarily wanted to stay with her mother.

When a habeas corpus petition filed by her mother came up for hearing, Divya, and  her mother Thenmozhi, told a Division Bench, that she was going to stay with her mother until she took a decision as she was disturbed.

The bench posted the matter for July 1. Divya’s husband Elavarasan, on June 5,  filed a complaint with Dharmapuri Police that his wife was missing. Last time when the habeas corpus petition came up for hearing Divya said she wanted go with her husband. Last year, more than 268 huts, tiled-roof and one or two-room concrete houses, of Dalits were torched by a mob, after Divya’s father, Nagarajan, committed suicide upset over her marrying a Dalit boy.

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