Print edition : August 07, 2015

In front o f a garlanded photograph of Gokul Raj, his mother, V. Chithra, and brother V. Kalaiselvan. Photo: E. LAKSHMI NARAYANAN

Thol. Thirumavalavan, Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi leader, accompanies the body of Gokul Raj on its last journey. Photo: E. LAKSHMI NARAYANAN

The uneasy calm in the western region of Tamil Nadu that followed the protests against Perumal Murugan’s controversial novel is broken by the caste-driven murder of a Dalit youth over an alleged love affair.
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