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CPI(M) leader arrested for assaulting pregnant woman in Kerala

kerala-pregnant-assault-manorama Cibi Chacko, his wife and their children protesting outside Kodanchery police station on Wednesday | Manorama

Woman forced to abort her foetus after being kicked in stomach

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.

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Topics : #CPI(M) | #Kerala | #Assault

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