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Will take legal action against two CPI-M leaders: Kerala woman

Kannur (Kerala), June 20:  A Dalit woman Anja who, along with her elder sister, was arrested on charge of trespassing a CPI-M office in Thalaserry on Monday said she will take legal action against two Left leaders for “portraying her in a poor light during a TV debate”. Anja alleged she was assailed by CPI-M’s Kannur district Vice-President T.P. Divya and Thalassery CPI-M legislator A.M. Shamsheer during the debate. Speaking to the media at a hospital where she was admitted after an alleged suicide attempt, the young woman said she will take legal action against the two leaders for “insulting” her.

“The statements they made against me, an unmarried young woman, have hurt me,” Anja said.

Anja, 25, and her sister Akhila, 30, were arrested by Thalaserry police on Friday following a complaint that they had trespassed into a Communist Party of India-Marxist office in Thalassery and beat up two partymen. A local court, before whom the two sisters were presented on Friday, sent them and Akhila’s 18-month-old infant to Kannur jail. On Saturday, both sisters were granted conditiol bail by a court. (IANS)