CPM local leaders, including Navayikkulam panchayat member, arrested in POCSO case
Thiruvananthapuram: Two persons including a panchayat member have been arrested on charges of sexually abusing a minor girl. Both are local leaders of CPM. The arrested men are identified as Navayikkulam natives Shemeer and Safarulla. Among them, Safarulla is Navayikkulam panchayat member.
The accused were abusing the girl for the last 6 months, Pallikkal police said. Shemeer trespassed into the girl’s house and assaulted her raising death threat. Later, he told about this to Safarulla. Following this, Safarulla threatened the girl that he would tell everyone about this and abused her.
The girl experienced some physical difficulties after this and told her parents about the incident. A team of police officers headed by Pallikkal inspector Anikumar and SI Sarath Lal arrested the accused over POCSO charges. Both were expelled from CPM after they were arrested.