Man who immolated himself on High Court campus belonged to SC community, not ST: State tells Madras High Court

On October 11, 49-year-old Velmurugan had set himself ablaze at the High Court campus over alleged denial of a community certificate to his son.
Justice T Raja and Justice D KrishnaKumar
Justice T Raja and Justice D KrishnaKumar

The Tamil Nadu government told the Madras High Court on Monday that a man who immolated himself at the High Court campus earlier this month over denial of a community certificate, belonged to a Scheduled Caste (SC) and not to a Scheduled Tribe (ST), as he had claimed before his death. 

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