Tamil Nadu man who stopped Islamic conversion in Dalit village, later hacked to death

Ramalingam, a office bearer of the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) in Tamil Nadu’s Kumbakonam was hacked to death after he argued with some who were allegedly trying to convert people in a Dalit village.

Ramalingam, who was a catering contractor by profession, had gone to a nearby village to meet people who knew culinary work. At the village, he encountered couple of people, who were reportedly trying to convince the villagers to embrace Islam. Ramalingam confronted them and convinced them to go away from the village.

Later in the night, when he was returning home, some anonymous miscreants attacked Ramalingam and hacked him to death. Locals found Ramalingam stained in blood and tried to rush him to Thanjavur district hospital, but by then he had already succumbed to injuries.

Some video clips that are going viral on the Internet, show Ramalingam arguing with a group of Muslims who were allegedly preaching Islam in the Dalit village. Ramalingam in the video is seen voluntarily wearing a Muslim skull cap while applying tilak on the foreheads of the Muslim men with whom he was arguing, to give out a message of communal solidarity.

Meanwhile, Twitter users have demanded Justice for Ramalingam. Some also questioned national media’s silence over the incident.

The Thiruvidaimaruthur police rushed to the spot. They began investigations to ascertain the reason for the murder. Tension prevailed in the area after the murder. Police personnel have been deployed there.

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