MDMK calls for strict action against honour killing in TN
Chennai: Demanding strict action against the honour killing that took place in Udumalaipettai district of Tamil Nadu yesterday, the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) on Monday said those who inject venom in the minds of the people on the basis of caste are the worst enemies of the society.
"It is very shocking that the land of prayers is standing out to be the land of honour killings. I am ashamed of it. Social awareness must be injected into the minds of the people. Those who are whipping up the flames of casteism.injecting the venom and the poison in the minds of the people on the basis of casteism are the worst enemies of the society," MDMK founder Vaiko told.
"Whichever party they belong..a strong action should be taken. An atmosphere should be created by all the political parties that this land of prayers should not stand into a land of honor killings," he added. The father-in-law of a Dalit boy, who was allegedly murdered by his upper-caste in-laws in Tirupur district, surrendered before the police on Monday.
A gang of unidentified men armed with hatchets and sickles rode into Udumalaipettai town and hacked the 22-year-old-boy in broad daylight. The boy was taken to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
According to reports, the wife of the deceased belongs to a member of the dominant Thevar caste. She was with him at the time of the incident and was critically injured and admitted to the ICU later. The couple fell in love while studying at an engineering college in Palani and got married around eight months ago.