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Kerala: CPI(M) leader, six others arrested for assaulting four-month pregnant woman

Kerala: CPI(M) leader, six others arrested for assaulting four-month pregnant woman

However, the Kodencheri Police have arrested seven men in connection to this case and they will be produced before the court today. The accused allegedly kicked in the stomach of the pregnant lady who then had to undergo an abortion.

She said the police refused to lodge their complaint the first time they approached them due to political pressure. The victim, identified as 28-year-old Josna Sibi, had to undergo a forced abortion after the assault. However, some men often encroached on their privacy and entered the house to threaten and abuse the family. "Despite this they barged into our house on January 28 night and started attacking my husband", she said. The group attacked the woman's husband and their son.

This includes Thamby, who is the CPI (M) branch secretary, Velankodu, and five others - Sarasama, Saidhalavi, Joy, Ranjith and Benoy.




"One person was registered after I complained to the Kodanjery and Thamarassery police".

The family members protested in front of the police station, demanding justice for the woman. My husband rushed me to a hospital where the doctors informed us that there was blood clot in my placenta, following which they had to conduct an operation on February 2.

A scuffle had broken out between her husband and neighbours over a boundary dispute, during which Thambi, a CPM branch secretary of Velamcode, kicked Sibi on her stomach, the police said. The local party workers are coming here daily, asking me to withdraw the complaint against Thamby.