Thiruvananthapuram: Writer Santhosh Echikanam has been arrested for making an anti-Dalit statement. It was on a public function held on February 9 at Kozhikode that Santhosh reportedly made the statement against Dalit and police took a case. A Kasargode resident Balakrishnan was the one who filed a case against Santhosh.
Santhosh Echikanam had reportedly said that if money and power come to an ‘avarnan’ (low caste dalit) he will become a permanent Savarnan. The case registered against him is of non-bailable nature.