Dalit student hacked to death

A Dalit engineering student, recently booked in an eve teasing case, was tonight hacked to death by a gang near here, police said. J Diwakar of Morappanar village, a second year student of a private engineering college here, was returning home in a bus when the gang members forced him to get down near his village

and hacked him to death, they said. He was allegedly involved in teasing a girl of another caste recently which resulted in a clash between two groups.

A case had been registered against him. His murder is suspected to be a fallout of the clash. Protesting the killing of Diwakar, villagers blocked the Tiruneveli-Tuticorin road for two hours. They dispersed after police pacified them and assured that the culprits would be arrested.

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