Dalit boy dies after clash in Tamil Nadu

A 16-year Dalit boy has been murdered after a clash between two groups of people during the Chitra festival at Rameswaram in the district.

PTI| Last Updated: May 12, 2017, 15:15 PM IST

Ramanathapuram: A 16-year Dalit boy has been murdered after a clash between two groups of people during the Chitra festival at Rameswaram in the district, police said on Friday.

Muniasamy succumbed to head injuries at a hospital in the clash last night, police said.

An altercation between the groups erupted over attending "mandagapadi" (temple ritual) for which Thevar community had paid fees to the temple.

The Thevars questioned Dalits turning up for the mandagapadi leading to the clash, police said.