Madurai: A two-member team of the National Commission for Scheduled Caste (NCSC) on Wednesday conducted an inquiry into the alleged attack on Dalits last week at Kuraiyur in the district that left one person dead and two others injured.
According to official sources, the team was led by NCSC Assistant Director (Chennai) P Ramasamy.
The issue took a serious turn after one of the three injured in the incident on January 16 died two days later.
Police registered a case under the Prevention of Atrocities against SC/ST Act against 20 persons from Arasapatti village and DSP of Tirumangalam D Arasu investigated the matter and arrested four persons.
Ramasamy and NCSC Investigator A Iniyan conducted the investigation. Later they had a brief discussion with the DSP, the sources said.
The team met the injured at the Government Rajaji Hospital here and handed over Rs 75,000 relief to them.
Armed police have been posted in the village to monitor the situation.
The attack was the sequel to a dispute between two groups over a temple festival a couple of months ago, police said.