Daughter Alleges CPM Workers Are Threatening to Kill Her Father
Ashwini has appealed for help in a Facebook video.
Ashwini has appealed for help in a Facebook video.(Photo Courtesy: Facebook Screengrab)

Daughter Alleges CPM Workers Are Threatening to Kill Her Father

“I am going through emotional trauma. There has to be a solution to this,” said Ashwini, daughter of BJP’s recent Kerela joinee Sukumaran, in a Facebook video.

Ashwini, a class XI student, has appealed for help in a Facebook video after CPM workers allegedly threatened to kill her father for joining the BJP, reported The Indian Express.

Day before yesterday, me and my father were returning from my school in Karinthalam when five CPM workers threatened him for joining the BJP. They said that they will not let him live and that they will kill him in the town itself. They boasted that they are not scared of anyone, especially the police.
Ashwini in the video

According to the Indian Express report, the BJP has demanded security for Sukumaran and his family.

Naming the CPM workers who allegedly threatened Sukumaran, Ashwini also said, “To go to school, I have to walk to Karinthalam for 20 minutes. Now, my father is accompanying me. Yesterday, we had to take an alternative route because they were waiting for us.”

Since they said that they are not scared of the police, I don’t know if going to the police will help. I am going through emotional trauma. There has to be a solution to this.

The local unit of CPM, however, has refuted the allegations, referring to them as a “political stunt” and a “bid to make news,” reported The Indian Express.

This guy (Sukumaran) was never associated with our party so there is no reason to threaten him. He used to be a member of the CPI, then crossed over into Congress. We heard he was also a part of a rationalist group and then became a Naxal. Now, he has joined the BJP. Every election, he changes parties.
TK Ravi, CPM area secretary to The Indian Express

TK Ravi also told The Indian Express that he made an enquiry after seeing the video, however, no such threat has been made.

They have filed a police complaint, so we will fight it legally.
TK Ravi

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