Eldho Abraham MLA’s arm fractured in cane-charge by police in Kochi
Kochi: The ruling Left Front legislator and CPI leader Eldho Abraham sustained a fracture to his arm after he was beaten up by the police during a protest here on Tuesday.
The Muvattupuzha MLA sustained a fracture on his left arm. Following this, Eldho Abraham was administered first aid at the Ernakulam General Hospital and was shifted to a private hospital for advance treatment.
The protest by CPI activists, against the behaviour of the Njarakal circle police inspector and led by Abraham and former legislator P. Raju, was moving towards the office of the Inspector General of Police (IGP).
The police first used water cannons and then canes to disburse the protestors. Abraham also got caned during this. Eldho Abraham also sustained injuries to his arms and shoulders. The MLA was in pain and discomfort and was taken to the hospital. Examinations revealed that he had fractured his left arm.
Meanwhile, the police men who were involved in the cane-charge also sought treatment at a hospital.
Stating that the police had gone berserk in the state, Abraham said, "There are serious law and order issues and no one can control the police today."
Expressing concern over the police action, Revenue Minister and senior CPI leader E Chandrasekheran met Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday and said the party disproved of what happened at Kochi. Pinarayi Vijayan assured Chandrasekheran that he would take it up and asked the Ernakulam District Collector to furnish a detailed report on the incident.
CPI Ernakilam district secretary P. Raju was attacked by the CPI-M youth wing activists, when he visited his party members who were beaten up by the CPI-M cadre. The CPI is the second biggest ally of the CPM-led Left Front government. There has been difference of opinion between the two parties for some time.
In November 2017, four CPI ministers in the Pinarayi Vijayan cabinet boycotted the weekly cabinet meeting to express their resentment the way things were going.
(With inputs from IANS)