For 52-year-old Jayakumari, a Kudumbashree convenor and ASHA worker from Alappuzha, a routine survey to collect food relief details turned into an unexpected nightmare. At the end of the ordeal, she ended up hacking a man with a cleaving knife to reportedly defend herself and a colleague.
The incident occurred on Friday, when Jayakumari, from Thiruvanandoor Panchayat in Chengannur and Dhanya (27), an overseeer at Ala grama panchayat visited the house of Kallissery native Bineesh (35) to collect details from those who had applied for flood relief. Bineesh, who was highly inebriated, picked up an argument with them which turned into a physical assault on the women, the cops stated.
â€śBineesh was drunk when they came and he picked up a fight with them after which he started assaulting them. He took out a cleaving knife to attack Dhanya and this is when Jayakumari intervened and grabbed the knife from him, resulting in a cut on his head during the tussle,â€ť officers from the Chengannur police station told TNM.
According to reports, Bineesh was hurling abuses at the women and even stepped out and kicked their two wheeler. Following this he pulled out his cleaving knife after the women tried to block him and his knife. When Jayakumari snatched his knife away, Bineesh reportedly tried to overpower her and bite her ear off. This is when Jayakumari hacked him until he had to let her go.
Due to massive blood loss from the wound, Bineesh was taken to the Vandana medical college hospital in Alappuzha where he has currently stabilised and is being kept under observation.
Meanwhile, a complaint has been registered against both Bineesh and Jayakumari. A case was registered against Bineesh under sections 294(b) - (sings, recites or utters any obscene song, ballad or words, in or near any public place), 332 - (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty), 341 (Punishment for wrongful restraint) and 427 (Mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees of the Indian Penal Code), based on a complaint by Dhanya.
Jayakumari who has been charged under sections 341 (Punishment for wrongful restraint) and 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means), was arrested based on a complaint by Bineesh and later let off on bail.