Staff Reporter

Thrissur: Shanimol Usman, Mahila Congress State president, on Monday alleged that activists of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) were behind the attack on the relatives of Vellatheri Anandan, including women, last Friday.

A few relatives of Anandan, who was involved in a land dispute case with one of his neighbours, were assaulted by unidentified men at Erumapetty on Friday, when they were returning from a meeting in protest against the recent attack on human rights activist Sreedharan Therambil.

Ms. Usman on Monday called on a woman relative of Anandan who was admitted to the District Hospital.