The family of Sankar, a Dalit man who was brutally murdered in front of his OBC Thevar wife near Coimbatore last week, has received a threatening letter containing multiple caste insults. from a fake address.
“Velu, what caste are you? Sakkiliyan? (a SC caste often used as an insult) Making your son study at a college when he should be in Palani sitting under a tree mending shoes as people come and go. You should live your life with the 50 or 100 rupees you get a day,” begins the letter.
“You should be under the control of the higher caste men. After all, if there is no head, there will be no tail.”
Sankar was murdered by members of his wife’s family, in the latest incident of honour killing in the state of Tamil Nadu. He was hacked to death in Udumalpet while out shopping.
Kausalya, his wife, was injured in the attack. She is currently recovering.
Police announced that they would begin an investigation after analysing the contents of the letter.