The All Woman Police Station, Central, has registered a case against Ward 21 councillor E. Senthil on charges of sexually harassing a woman.
The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam had a few days ago removed Mr. Senthil from the primary membership of the party.
The police said that a third year engineering student from a private engineering college in the city lodged a complaint with the police stating that the councillor had raped her.
She had told the police that the incident took place in November 2012.
Senthil is reportedly absconding and was not reachable on the mobile.
Commissioner of Police, Coimbatore City, A.K. Viswanathan has ordered the detention under Goondas Act of four persons, accused of raping a minor girl.