Case registered against Shamseer MLA, Anjana over Dalit sisters row

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016,10:22 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Kannur | Cases were registered against CPI(M) MLA A N Shamseer and DYFI leader P P Divya in connection with the suicide attempt of one of the Dalit sisters, who were jailed recently on charges of attacking a Marxist worker in Thalasseri in the district, police said. They were charged with IPC 309 (attempt to commit suicide) read with (punishment of abetment), Inspector of Police P M Manoj told PTI.

A case was also registered against Anjana, who allegedly tried to commit suicide, he said.

Anjana had made a vain suicide attempt soon after being released on bail after the arrest. She is undergoing treatment at a nearby hospital and her condition is stable now. She had given a statement to police that she chose the extreme step pained over being portrayed in a ‘bad light’ by Shamseer, who represents Thalassery in the state assembly, and the woman leader in a television debate.

The sisters, Akhila and Anjana, had been summoned to the police station on June 17 and a case was registered against them for allegedly attacking a CPI(M) worker and trespassing into the party office. The two were released the next day after the National Commission for Scheduled Caste intervened.

According to CPI (M)’s complaint, the women had barged into the party office here and attacked one of their activists recently. However, the siblings dismissed the charges and said they did not attack anybody but only questioned the Left activist who abused them by referring to their caste.

National Commission for Scheduled Caste Commission representative P Girija visited the siblings and recorded their statements. She also collected details from investigators probing the case. The state SC/SC Commission Chairman Justice P N Vijayakumar and other members also called on the women and family members.

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