Kannur child assault: Victim's family left hospital fearing attack, Hassan provided helping hand


MK Hassan, CCTV footage of the attack

Thalassery: While standing at a medical shop near Manavatty Junction in Thalassery at around 8 pm on Thursday, MK Hassan saw a migrant mother crying with a boy on her lap. Locals and later, police too reached the place and took the mother and the child to the Thalassery general hospital in an auto after checking the CCTV footage. Talking to Mathrubhumi.com, Hassan, a CPM leader, said he followed the family but could not find them at the hospital. On enquiring, he came to know that they disappeared after taking an OP ticket.

He went back to find the family and came to know that the boy was attacked by a man for leaning on his car. The mother told him they left the hospital fearing that the man would come back and attack them.

Hassan, who is a lawyer, took them back to the hospital and helped the family with the money needed for treatment purposes and scanning as the hospital suspected internal bleeding. He and his friends were the ones who took the initiative to collect the CCTV footage. After checking the footage, the police called the accused to the station. He was later sent home and asked to come back the next day. Hassan opined that considering the grave nature of the case, the police could have kept the accused in custody.

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The incident that took place on Thursday came to public knowledge when the CCTV footage went viral. Ganesh, a six-year-old boy from Rajasthan was kicked by Mohammed Sihshad while he was playfully leaning on the car that was parked in a ‘no parking’ zone. A court in Kannur remanded Sihshad for two weeks.

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