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Three held for Dalit youth’s murder

The Madurai district police have arrested three people in connection with the murder of a 21-year-old youth belonging to a Dalit community at Pattur near Melur here on Tuesday.

M. Sabariswaran, the victim, was hacked by a four-member gang on the Melur-Natham road when he was returning from Melavalavu after watching manjuvirattu. The Melavalavu police have registered a case.

A statement issued by the police said that the arrested persons were N. Gunabalan (23), T. Divyaprakash (22), and R. Saravanan (22) from Pattur. They were on the lookout for few more persons. Stating that the communally motivated murder was committed by caste Hindus, the relatives of Sabariswaran had demanded swift arrest of all the accused and detention under Goondas Act.

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