Nedumkandam: A local committee leader of CPM in Mele Chemmannar is absconding after a complaint was registered against him for sexually abusing a 15-year-old student. Santhanpara Police has registered the complaint and initiated search to trace the culprit as per the directions from Child Line.

Meanwhile, CPM has expelled the accused from the party and displayed posters announcing the action.

It has been reported that the accused has been abusing the child since 5 years. The crime was revealed after the child was taken for counselling.