HC dismisses plea for forensic expert aid in Ilavarasan death

The Madras High Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition filed by a Dalit outfit seeking assistance of forensic expert Chandrasekharan in probing the death of Dalit youth Ilavarasan in Dharmapuri.

Chennai: The Madras High Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition filed by a Dalit outfit seeking assistance of forensic expert Chandrasekharan in probing the death of Dalit youth Ilavarasan in Dharmapuri.

A division bench, comprising Justices V Dhanapalan and C T Selvam, said it was not for the court to issue such an order and the state government was free to take a decision on getting the assistance of Chandrasekharan in the matter.

Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi chief Thirumavalavan had filed the plea.
Ilavarasan, whose marriage to Hindu girl Divya triggered anti-Dalit violence in three villages of Dharmapuri district in November last year, was found dead along a railway track in Dharmapuri on July 4, a day after the girl said she would never go back to him and instead stay with her mother.

PTI

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