The Madras high court on Tuesday directed Tamil Nadu government to provide a job to the sister of a Dalit who was hacked to death near Thuraiyur in this district in April last year, as per the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act.
Justice T Hariparanthaman, allowing a plea by Sudha, the sister of Muthukumar, directed the government to provide job to her within four weeks.
Four persons have been arrested in connection with the April 26, 2015 murder and cases registered against them.
Earlier, Muthukumar’s father Palanisamy had sought a job for his daughter and submitted a petition to Tiruchirapalli District Collector on May 8, 2015.
Sudha submitted that the collector had not taken any action and hence she was constrained to move court.
The judge said that as per the Act, a relative of the murder victim should be given a job within three months or land to take up farming and a house and also Rs 1000 pension.
As per the Act, government should provide a job for the petitioner, who is the sister of the victim.
Besides the superintendent of police had also recommended a job for Sudha on Jan 27, 2016. Hence government should take steps and appoint her, the judge said.