Municipal supervisor gets 5-yr jail for casteist slur
Virudhunagar: A special court for the trial of cases under SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act here sentenced a municipality supervisor to five years imprisonment for making casteist remarks against a sanitary staff when the latter asked him for money to buy brooms.
Judge Sumathi Saipriya also imposed Rs 11,000 fine on the supervisor. The case of the complainant Panchavarnam (47) was that when she worked as a sanitary staff in Sundarapandian Municipality, Srivilliputhur in 2013, she asked for money from supervisor Manivannan to buy brooms. Apparently, an argument broke out between the two, and Manivannan reportedly made casteist remarks against her. Based on the sanitary staff’s complaint, Krishnankoil Police filed an FIR.