Malappuram, Apr 7 : The police on Sunday has arrested a local CPI (M) leader on charges of manhandling a ten-year old rag picker. According to police sources, the acused, C Raghavan, a former pachayat president, assaulted a girl engaged in picking trashes was beaten up by Raghavan.
The girl, who sustained injuries on head, had been admitted to a local hospital. The opposition leader Rajesh Chennithala, who was on an election campaign in Ponnani, had visited the teenager at the hospital. (UNI)