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Sunday, 16 June 2024 6.08 AM IST

Rahul, accused in Pantheerankavu domestic violence case, flees to Germany, confirms friend

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KOZHIKODE: The investigating team has confirmed that Rahul P Gopal, the accused in the domestic violence case in Pantheerankavu, has reached Germany. Rahul’s friend Rajesh told police about it. Rajesh was in Rahul’s house when he attacked his newlywedded wife. The investigating team have informed that he will be interrogated today.

The police are examining the WhatsApp chats of many including that of Rajesh. Rahul’s relatives will also be questioned and have asked them to appear. A blue corner notice has been issued with the help of Interpol after becoming clear that Rahul has gone abroad. After confirming that he is in Germany, the steps to bring him back will begin.

Rahul's bank account was frozen earlier. It is reported that an attempt is being made to freeze his account abroad. Rahul was at home on the day the Pantheerankavu police registered a case of domestic violence. He went into hiding after realizing that a murder attempt case will be filed.

Rahul's phone was on in Karnataka and was later found to be switched off. The police suspect that he may have flown to Singapore from here. They are also investigating whether he has a job in Germany.


There are reports that his mother Usha will be taken into custody and questioned. The investigation team led by Feroke ACP Saju P Abraham reached the house of the complainant in North Paravoor and took her statement. She told police that Rahul forced her to drink alcohol in the presence of his mother and friend. So, his mother Usha will be interrogated.


Moreover, Usha had earlier confirmed that Rahul was earlier married to a Kottayam native. She first said that the marriage was only fixed. She is now saying that the marriage was registered before tying the knot in order to take her to Germany soon after marriage, but the girl withdrew from it a month before the marriage. A clarification is needed in it.

The wedding of Rahul and the complainant was on May 5 in Guruvayur. She was assaulted on May 11. Rahul is from Kottayam. His family later shifted to Kozhikode.

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TAGS: CRIME, RAHUL, ACCUSED, PANTHEERANKAVU, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASE, FLEES, GERMANY, CONFIRMS, FRIEND
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