Tamil Nadu: Priest assaulted Dalit guard when he refused to give temple keys, case imprisoned in CCTV

Chennai. A Dalit guard engaged in the security of Tiruchendur Sri Subrahmanya Swami Devasthanam temple faced the wrath of the priest. According to media reports, the priest had asked for the key from the guard, which the guard did not accept. Angered by this, the priest allegedly scuffled with the Dalit. The matter has been captured in CCTV. However, the guard has not yet registered any case regarding this beating.

According to media reports, the guard had refused to give the key to the priest without the permission of the authorities. The name of the priest who assaulted is being told as Jaymalini Kumar. Police personnel and two other priests are also seen in the video captured on CCTV. It is seen in the video that there is a lot of altercation between the priest and the guard and when things got worse, Jayamalini hit and pushed the guard.

fear of losing the job to the guard
According to the news going on in the media, the guard working on the contract has not yet filed a complaint due to fear. However, Vidhutalai Chiruthaigal Kachhi, Thoothukudi district secretary Murasu Thamizhappan, instead of guard, has submitted a complaint to Tiruchendur temple police and appealed for registration of an FIR under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989. .

Pujari has been accused of intimidation
In his complaint, Murasu has accused the priest of threatening the guards. He said in his complaint that Kumar had threatened to fire the guard. He wrote that the priest had also assaulted a Dalit. Considering these things, FIR should be registered. In a conversation with the English website The News Minute, Murasu said, ‘I spoke to the guard. She has three daughters, because of this there is a fear about losing her job. He doesn’t want to talk about this issue. In such a situation, I have complained to the police, but I have not been given the copy of the FIR yet. He told that the guard did not give the key due to corona virus.

He told that he will meet the Tehsildar on Saturday and the Collectorate on Monday regarding this matter. He said that this act shows the priestly casteism mentality. ‘Such people should not be appointed as priests in the temple.’

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