In yet another shocking incidents of communal violence in Kerala, a pregnant woman was attacked for joining Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The incident took place in Maruthongara village of Kozhikode district.
According to reports, the woman and her husband recently left CPIM and joined the BJP, which earned the ire of their former comrades. Recently, goons belonging to the CPM barged into the house of the couple and trampled on the stomach of the pregnant woman.
A case has been registered in this regard in the Thottilpalam police station. Meanwhile, the assaulted woman has been rushed to a hospital.
The BJP alleged that the violence by the CPM was in retaliation for the resignation of several people from the party in the area. The BJP also demanded stern action against the culprits.
Kerala has a long history of political violence. Often reports of violent clashes and political murders emerge from the state.