Apparently upset over alleged negligence of her ward, a Congress Councilor in Kozhikode Corporation attempted suicide by cutting her wrist before Mayor Prof A K Premajam here today. Police said the Councilor C S Sathyabhama, representing Athanikkal ward, in the Corporation Council, slashed her wrist with a blade, near the chamber of the Mayor at about 1330 hrs. The Councilor, who met the Mayor regarding the water logging on a road in her ward, apparently took the step as she failed to get an assurance from the latter. Sathyabhama, who was given first aid at the nearby Beach Hospital, was later shifted to Kozhikode Medical College.
Deputy Opposition leader in the Council Mohammedali said Ms Sathyamaba had approached the Mayor several times on the issue but could not get a positive response. She had discussed the matter with Ms Premjam on July 10 again but the latter was seemingly was not interested to resolve the issue, he said. Describing the action of the Councilor as pre-planned, Mayor Premajam said ‘Sathyabhama came prepared as she carried a blade with her.’ Sathyabhama came with a file, talked about the problem in her ward and took out the blade in a planned manner, she claimed. Opposition leader in the Corporation Council M T Padma and Mohammadali visited her in the Medical College Hospital.
Kerala Panchayat and Social Welfare Minister M K Muneer today said the Kozhikode Corpration should have avoided circumstances leading to a councilor attempting to commit suicide on allegation of negligence of her ward in the district. Describing the incident as unfortunate, he called upon Mayor Prof A K Premajam to look into the issues raised by Congress Councillor C S Sathyabha.
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