The gruesome daylight murder of V. Sankar, a Dalit engineering graduate who was married to Kausalya, a caste Hindu(powerful Thevar community) from Palani on March 13, 2016 sent shock waves to all and remains fresh in our memory. The killing was caught on CCTV camera and it called the lie to all those who refused to accept the existence of honour killings in Tamil Nadu.
On Tuesday, December 12,2017, a principal court in Tirupur handed down death sentences to six convicts in the case including Kausalya’s father Chinnasamy, double life term to one and five years of rigorous imprisonment to another.
Kausalya welcomes judgement
The wife of the murdered Dalit youth, Kausalya who has survived the attack after a serious head injury has welcomed the judgement.
Kausalya who had continued to live in Sankar’s home at Udumalaipettai attempted suicide after two months.. She survived and began to work on caste-related issues including honour killings. She is now an activist for the annihilation of caste.