Kuthanur (Palakkad): A case was filed against CPM Kuthanur panchayat member for allegedly raping a woman. The culprit has been identified as Rathish (32), representative of 12th ward in the panchayat.
Police filed a case against Rathish under rape. He is absconding.
Meanwhile, Congress has come out against the police alleging they are protecting the culprit using party influence.
On Wednesday, Congress assembly committee will organise protest march demanding justice for the victim and immediate arrest of the culprit.