Congress leader’s house attacked in Thiruvananthapuram

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Thiruvananthapuram: The house of a Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) member and former Youth Congress state general secretary, G Leena, was attacked allegedly by CPM workers. 

Leena's house at Muttathara in the district came under attack around 2 am on Wednesday. 

The window of the room, where Leena and her children were sleeping, was shattered in the attack. Though the shards of broken glass fell on to the bed, they escaped without injuries.

Leena alleged that the CPM was behind the attack. The culprit smashed the window using an iron rod before fleeing. A neighbour spotted someone running from Leena's house but could not identify the person.

Leena's son had got into an altercation with CPM workers the other day. This could have led to the attack, Leena said.

Leena further claimed that threats were issued against them earlier too. This is the second time that her house has come under attack.

After she attended a party event in Kannur, miscreants had damaged the house door. Though a complaint was filed at the Poonthura police station, no case was registered

Leena said that she was being constantly harassed ever since she left CPM 15 years ago.

After the incident, police protection was given for Leena's house and the nearby CPM office. 

The Poonthura police have filed a case and begun investigation. The police said that the culprits had arrived at the house on a bike and that the nearby CCTV cameras would be examined. Also, the detailed statement of the neighbour would be taken.

Former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala, KPCC president Mullappally Ramachandran, DCC president Neyyattinkara Sanal, V S Shivakumar MLA, and KPCC executive committee member M A Latheef visited Leena’s house.

The Congress leaders alleged that the CPM was unleashing attack over the double murder of DYFI activists at Venjaramoodu. The Youth Congress carried out a protest march to condemn the attacks on party offices.

The KPCC president also said that the DCC chiefs would hold a fast on Thursday, seeking an end to the violence unleashed by the CPM and restore peace.

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