The accused, who were carrying swords, were booked for flinging paint on and snatching a gold chain from the woman in Erinjoli, Thalassery.

Kerala cops book 9 CPIM workers for trespass assault on BJP workers mother
news Crime Monday, November 19, 2018 - 16:21

Nine CPI(M) workers have been booked for throwing red paint on the mother of a BJP worker and snatching her gold chain in Erinjoli, Thalassery in Kerala. The group were reportedly carrying swords and even vandalised the house of the worker.

According to Thalassery police, a group of CPI(M) workers broke into the house of the BJP worker, who has been identified as Sharath, on Sunday evening. When Sharath’s mother tried to stop them, the accused poured red paint over her.

“The issue seems to be in connection with a local conflict between the BJP and CPI(M) workers. Local BJP workers had earlier removed a CPI(M) flag erected on Erinjoli bridge. To avenge this, the CPI(M) workers entered the said member’s house and vandalised it. They had carried paint to write on the compound wall of the house (which is near Erinjoli bridge). When the lady came outside and tried to block them, they poured red paint on her and even assaulted her and snatched a 2 sovereign gold chain,” Thalassery city SI Anil told TNM.

The Thalassery police registered a case on nine persons in connection with the case on Monday.

“The accused are Vishnu, Amit, Ramit, Madhu, Subin, Rijin, Anil, Ashwin and one other person. Their age and addresses are yet to be found,” an officer from the station told TNM.

Cases have been registered under sections 143 (unlawful assembly), 147 (punishment for rioting), 148 (punishment for rioting armed with deadly weapon), 447 (punishment for criminal trespass), 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint), 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 324 (voluntarily causing hurt using dangerous weapons or means) – a non-bailable offence, 427 (punishment for mischief causing damage to the amount of Rs 50), 354B (assault or use of criminal force to woman with intent to disrobe) – a non-bailable offence, and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) read with section 149 of the IPC which states that whoever commits the offence of criminal intimidation shall be punished.

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