Tuesday, 23 August 2011

A lady makes a heroic stand ( Sep 20, 1921 )

On the night of 20th September 1921, Eranhikal Veluthedath Kani of Ugrapuram desam, Arikkod Amsom, seeing a gang of Mappilas armed with war knives and sticks advancing to her house, sent away her sister and children to the jungle and stayed home to save their property and the cash in her possession.  She shut the door on the Mappillas, and when they broke it open she attacked them with a chopper, cutting 4 of them before they overpowered her.  She was brutally assaulted and had her jaw broken in two places in addition to other injuries. Her money was looted, and though she was left for dead she managed to reach the special party at Chikkod and on 25th September. She was sent to Calicut where she eventually recovered.  One Palliyil Krishnan Nair who came to the rescue of the lady was also severely beaten and left for dead.
-       Hitchcock P 71/ Madhavan Nair P 210

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