Dalit man attacked for refusing to convert religion; Accused arrested in Ooty
Thiruvananthapuram: In an alleged honour attack case against a Dalit man who refused to convert to Christianity, accused Dr Danish who was arrested by the police from Ooty has confessed to the crime.
The crime happened on October 31 under Chirayinkeezhu police station when Danish brutally attacked his sister’s husband Midhun in broad daylight. The incident happened two days after the woman left home and married Midhun against the wishes of her family. Midhun belongs to Dalit community and was attacked by Danish for reportedly refusing his demand to convert to their religion – Christianity. Meanwhile, Midhun, who suffered serious injuries, is still undergoing treatment at medical college.
During evidence collection, Danish explained how he attacked Midhun showing no remorse or guilt.
After the attack, Danish was absconding. Midhun’s mother alleged police apathy in the case as they were reluctant to act on their complaint. However, the police denied it. The officials arrested Danish from Ooty on November 5. He has been booked under the charges including Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
The CCTV visuals of the attack turned crucial in the arrest of Danish. The visuals were made public by Midhun’s wife Deepthi at a media conference.