Congress march turns violent in Thrissur
Thrissur: The march taken out by Congress activists to the Thrissur Collectorate on Friday in protest against the alleged move to sabotage the Waddakkanchery rape case turned violent.
Former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy inaugurated the march at 11 am. The activsts marched to the Collectorate soon after Oommen Chandy left the place. The activists tried to destory the barricades and threw stones at the police. Following this, the police resorted to lathi charge.
More than ten activists including Wadakkanchery MLA Anil Akkara were injured in the lathi charge. Anil Akkara suffered a fracture in his hand in the lathi charge.
Three policemen also received injuries.
The Congress has been conducting a strong agitation alleging that the police are adopting a cold attitude in the Wadakkanchery rape case. The march to the Collectorate was organized as part of the agitation.
The Congress' main allegation is that the police are not even ready to question the accused though the probe into Wadakkanchery rape case began 20 days back.
Police had taken the stand the other day that there is no evidence against the accused in the case.