THIRUVANANTHAPURAM (INDIA): A Congress legislator from Kerala has been arrested on the charge of raping a 51-year-old woman, who attempted suicide after she was allegedly harassed by him, police said. He was arrested from Thiruvananthapuram.
A case had been registered against the MLA on charges of abetment of suicide, following a complaint from the woman who had attempted suicide at Balaramapuram, police had said.
“A case under IPC section 376 has been registered against Congress MLA M Vincent representing the Kovalam segment, after the woman’s statement was recorded at a hospital in Neyyatinkara, where she is undergoing treatment”, Kollam City Police Commissioner Ajeetha Begum had said yesterday.
A magistrate has recorded the victim’s statement at the hospital, she said.
However, Mr Vincent had termed the charges as “baseless” and said he would face the probe. “The charges are without any facts,” Mr Vincent said.