Pregnant Kerala woman kicked in stomach over land dispute loses baby; 6 CPM workers held

Kozhikode: A four months pregnant woman was allegedly assaulted by six people, including a CPM functionary, over a land dispute following which she had to undergo an abortion in Kozhikode, police said on Thursday.

Representational image. Getty Images

Representational image. Getty Images

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

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, police said.

A profusely bleeding Sibi was rushed to the Kozhikode Medical College Hospital where she had to undergo an abortion, they added.

A complaint was lodged by her in this connection on 2 February.

While one person was arrested on 8 February, the others were apprehended today following an investigation. The accused were arrested on charges of unlawful assembly, rioting, voluntarily causing hurt, criminal trespass and wrongful restraint.

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Updated Date: Feb 15, 2018 14:44:28 IST

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