Thalassery: A number of CPM activists have been charged with pouring red paint on a housewife as the party's confrontation with the BJP took a nasty turn at Eranjoli here. The ruling party members are accused of having intruded into the house of BJP worker Sharath of Shemitha Nivas, Kachimbramthazhe, Eranjoli, and poured the paint on his mother Rajitha.
The BJP leadership alleged that the accused gang, which carried swords, also snatched a 2-sovereign gold chain that Rajitha was wearing.
Tension had been mounting between the two parties in Eranjoli Palam area after a flag post was wrecked. Navaneeth, 22, nephew of BJP MP: V. Muraleedharan, was beaten up in Kolassery and a man identified as Sojit was booked by the police.
The police have intensified vigil in the area, with ASP Chaitra Teresa John, Circle Inspector M P Azad and Sub Inspector M Anil leading a police team.