Pregnant Kerala Woman Kicked In Stomach Lost Baby, 7 CPM Supporters Arrested

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

The incident is said to have taken place in the coastal city of Kozhikode in Kerala. During the fight, she was allegedly kicked in the stomach by one of the assaulters, who was a local communist leader.

The woman was four months pregnant at the time of the assault, a report in Times of India said.

On January 28, the seven men allegedly barged into Josana Sibby's house and thrashed her husband over a land dispute.

After the incident, Shibu, the husband of the victim, filed a complaint with the Kodanjery and Thamarassery police. According to the woman, an activist threatened to chop off her husband's legs. The police had arrested only one culprit.

The family of the woman, who had to undergo a forced abortion, held a sit-in protest outside the police station here Wednesday, demanding the arrest of all the accused in the case. However, the Kodencheri Police have arrested seven men in connection to this case and they will be produced before the court today. A local leader of the state's ruling CPM has also been arrested, say reports. However, the family is adamant that they will fight the case till the end. "I have chose to sit in front of the police station demanding justice", he was quoted as saying by Times Now.

However, the CPI (M) distanced itself from the incident, saying it was a private dispute and the party would look into it if any leaders were involved in the incident.

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