The Kerala police on Thursday arrested six people, including a CPI(M) branch secretary, in connection with a case of assault on a pregnant woman in Kozhikode. The assault had resulted in the woman undergoing an abortion.
Thenamkuzhiyil Cibi Chacko and his wife were allegedly attacked on January 28 by a group of people who barged into their house at Velamcode Laksham Veedu Colony. Cibi’s wife, who was four-and-a-half-months pregnant, lost her baby after they allegedly kicked her in the stomach.
On the woman’s complaint, the Kodanchery police arrested her enighbour Naklikkattu Kutiyil Prajeesh. The police produced in a court that remanded him in custody.
On Wednesday, Cibi, his wife and their three children—aged seven, five and three—had held a protest outside the Kodanchery police station demanding the arrest of all the accused in the case. Meanwhile, the BJP has pledged support for the family.