Speaking to the media persons on the sidelines after the visit at Saliyamangalam in Thanjavur, she said that it was pathetic the incident had been reduced to something involving a Dalit girl. “The members of other community had not visited their house so far. It should be seen as a crime against women altogether and not as a crime against a particular community. Only then the people’s power will be known to everyone,” Vasuki said. The AIDWA leader said that Kalaiselvi (Dalit victim) was brutally murdered with a huge rock dropped on her head after being sexually assaulted. “The family members said that she was raped by more than two men, so the case can be altered as gang rape under the IPC section 376 (D) (gang rape), instead of 376 (rape),” she said. Vasuki also charged that several such cases had taken place in the past and urged the police to initiate steps and the government should distribute compensation to the victims. AIDWA state secretary P Suganthi. district secretary S Tamil Selvi and others were also present with Vasuki.