They said the crowd first targeted Natham, the boy's village and two other Dalit colonies Kondampatty and Anna Nagar on November 7 night, using petrol bombs to set ablaze the huts. The villagers had got wind of the impending attack beforehand and fled, they said.
The couple had got married on October 14.
Sanjay Kumar, DIG (Salem), said 90 persons have so far been arrested in connection with the violence and that armed police personnel had been posted in the villages.
He said the couple are now in a safe area under police protection.
Collector Lily said the situation was now under control and that the administration had made all arrangements to provide those affected with food and water. The villagers would also be provided ration cards, she said.
It is so sad to read it and understand that some parts of our country are still in dark ages of caste system. Last year the news from TN was about a wall that separating a village into two parts, one for upper caste and another part for lower caste; reminding the Berlin wall.
Very bad... it shows the caste politics always remains in all over india...