Thiruvananthapuram: Harassed, BJP woman leader attempts suicide

However, the BJP leaders rushed to her house and prevented any drastic action by her.

Thiruvananthapuram: BJP minority morcha general secretary Aisha Sherin, 30, belonging to Mudavanmughal here, threatened to commit suicide on Monday over the alleged harassment meted out to her by her neighbour and his two sons, one of whom is a DYFI leader. She forwarded her WhatsApp and voice messages to the BJP leaders alleging that the local CPM leaders had been harassing her and tried to outrage her modesty on public roads.

However, the BJP leaders rushed to her house and prevented any drastic action by her. The Poojappura police told DC that she had a long-standing dispute with her neighbour, Thampi and his sons. The woman was supposed to attend a protest programme organised by the BJP’s Marxist Akrama Virudha Samithi in front of the secretariat on Monday. However, she didn’t go there, but instead sent the message. State BJP president Kummanam Rajasekharan visited her and offered all help to her in fighting the perpetrators.

“There were three cases under IPC 354 charged against Thampi and his sons who had previously attacked her and tried to outrage her modesty. Thampi and his sons were locked up several times. Recently one son, a DYFI leader, was arrested. The court gave him bail as he is a heart patient,” said a police official. No case was charged against Aisha Sherin as she didn’t try to commit suicide. She had joined the BJP from the CPM prior to the Assembly elections and her plight was raised before Governor P. Sathasivam by BJP national general secretary P. Muralidhar Rao who was here last week.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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