Woman accuses police of hounding her family

Will seek refuge at DySP’s office, she warns

Jyotsna Sibi, the woman who lost her four-month-old foetus after she was allegedly manhandled by a six-member gang at Kodenchery in Kozhikode, has come up with fresh allegations against the local police, charging them with hounding her family.

Addressing the media here on Wednesday she alleged that the Kodencherry police had foisted a false case on her husband Sibi Chacko charging him with assaulting a person who had attacked their rented house at Thamarassery last month.

She alleged that the CPI(M) local leadership did not allow her family to live in peace in their rented house. Stones and coconuts were thrown at the house at night. Now, the police are harassing Sibi Chacko, and they had come searching for him at odd hours when he had gone to meet a lawyer in Kochi, Ms. Jyotsna said.

She warned that she and her children would go and stay in the office of the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP), Thamarassery, if the local police did not stop harassing her family. The situation is such that even the house owner is being threatened.

Jyotsna, who was four-months pregnant, had suffered miscarriage after she was allegedly attacked by the gang led by a CPI(M) branch secretary at Velamkode, near Kodenchery, in January. All the six accused in the case had been arrested. She said the CPI(M) local leaders had ostracised her family, and that they were spreading rumours against them. They are not even allowing the family to visit their relatives, Ms. Jyotsna alleged.

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