4 widows who went to collect fire wood for their livelihood in the Mannakulam Forest area had been assaulted and severely injured by the Forest Department Officials, and admitted to Mankulam Hospital.
The victims said that they were threatened at gun point, not to go to Police or Hospital. They have not gone for treatment fearing some evil may happen to them.
On hearing about the incident , The Mannakulam Women Society had gone to the women and admitted them to the Mankulam Hospital. A complaint also was made with the police.