The ongoing stir by local residents against IOC's LPG terminal at Puthuvype turned violent after ten people were seriously injured on Sunday when police resorted to lathicharge protestors, including women and children.
"As many as 100 protesters were taken into custody and shifted from the spot, including women. The arrested protesters included Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Kerala convener C R Neelakandan. A large posse of police have been deployed in the area to avoid any untoward incidents. Prior to this, 204 protesters were arrested and removed from Puthuvype and were booked under sections 188, 283, 143, 145 147 and 149 of the IPC. They were later released on bail."