Print edition : June 21, 2019

Elavarasan and Divya. Photo: By Special Arrangement

July 2013: Divya coming out of the Madras High Court. Photo: V. GANESAN

july 2013: A gathering of Dalits at the Dharmapuri Government Medical College Hospital where Elavarasan’s body was brought. Photo: N. BASHKARAN

July 2014: Residents of Natham Colony paying homage at the memorial to Elavarasan in Dharmapuri. Photo: N. BASHKARAN

August 2013: Justice S.R. Singaravelu during an inspection near the railway track where Elavarasan’s body was found, along with Dharmapuri Collector K. Vivekanandan and Superintendent of Police Asra Garg. Photo: N. BASHKARAN

july 2013: Elavarasan’s parents, Elangovan and Krishnaveni, addressing the media in Chennai. Photo: PTI

The report of the Singaravelu Commission, which probed the death of the Dalit youth Elavarasan after his marriage with a Vanniyar girl, has concluded that it is a case of suicide. The death was widely suspected to be another instance of “honour killing”.
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