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Malappuram: Asna K Azis, the victim of the road-rage attack case at Panambra here said that the accused must get punishment for what he did. She said that she and her sister reacted when he tried to hit their scooter. She also alleged that police are trying to protect the accused by charging only trivial sections against him. The complainant was reacting to Mathrubhumi News in Kannur.
‘The accused should get proper punishment. We reacted when that man tried to hit our scooter and overtook our vehicle through the wrong side. We had sounded the horn for a long time. Irked with this, he attacked us. The FIR is not strong enough. He almost hit us with the car and it was clearly a murder attempt. But police did not charge attempt to murder case despite taking our statement. The accused has connections with the Muslim League. We will approach senior police officers if we don’t get justice. If he is not punished for what he did, it will set a very wrong example. Verbal conflicts are quite common on roads, but it should never lead up to physical assault,’ Asna said.
The incidents related to the case took place on April 16. The sisters were allegedly beaten up by Tirurangadi native C H Ibrahim Shabeer for reacting against ‘rash driving’. The incident happened at Panambra on National Highway 66. The sisters reacted against overspeeding and overtaking near Kohinoor. The accused blocked the scooter of Parappanangadi natives Asna K Azis and Hamna K Azis. He slapped them on their face repeatedly and fled from the spot when people started to react.
Visuals of the youth attacking the women have surfaced recently. Police registered a case against the accused on the complaint of the sisters. However, the complainant stated that their statements were recorded only on April 23. It is also alleged that police are trying to protect the accused who is the son of a local Muslim League leader.