IDUKKI: Close on the heels of the rape of a minor by a 48-year-old priest in Kannur, a 20-year-old temple priest has been arrested for raping a 70-year-old temple employee in Idukki.
The man has been identified as Vaishakh Pallikkattil of Madukka near Mundakkayam. He reached the temple at Cheruthony as a temporary arrangement for one day as the priest had taken a leave.
The woman, a widow, was under severe stress after the incident and informed the same to doctors at the Idukki District Hospital.
The accused was arrested from his house, 90 km from Idukki, on Sunday following a case that was registered after doctors informed the police.
The priest has been remanded in judicial custody.
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