Assaulted woman suffers miscarriage, CPM leader among 6men held

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After 28-year-old Calicut resident Josna Shibi had to undergo a forced abortion because she was kicked in the stomach allegedly by a local CPI (M) leader, the state police have now arrested seven CPI (M) activists in the case.

Later, she was taken to the hospital where the doctors told her that there was a blood clot on her placenta due to which she lost her child.

Sibi, also a mother to a five-year-old son, lodged a complaint in this connection on February 2. She said when she tried to save her husband she was pulled down and kicked on her stomach.

The incident took place when eight men came to the woman's house to attack her husband because of an ongoing dispute over compound borders.

The six people were arrested for assaulting Josna Sibi, 28, at a village in the district on 28 January, they said.

According to the woman, they threatened to cut her husband's legs.

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While one person was arrested on February 8, the others were apprehended today following an investigation.

The woman had repotedly called the police 15 minutes before the attack and asked for help.

Seven people have been arrested in connection with the case, whereas the main accused is still absconding.

"The local party workers are coming here daily, asking me to withdraw the complaint against Thamby", woman's husband said referring to the CPM leader.

The CPI (M) has denied its involvement in the incident. "I have chose to sit in front of the police station demanding justice", the woman's husband told TOI.

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