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Kovalam: Rape, stalking charges slapped on Congress MLA after woman's suicide bid

  • The woman, 51, a Balaramapuram native, attempted suicide by consuming excess amount of sleeping pills on Wednesday 
  • The probe team decided to invoke IPC sections 376 and 354D against Kovalam MLA M Vincent after recording the woman's statement
  • The police had earlier registered an abetment of suicide and verbal abuse case against the Congress leader
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The police have now invoked sections of rape and stalking on Congress leader and Kovalam MLA M Vincent, who has been booked after a woman attempted suicide alleging she was sexually harassed by him several times.

The probe team decided to invoke IPC sections 376 and 354D after recording the woman's statement at a hospital in Neyyattinkara on Thursday, according to a Times of India report. The city magistrate also recorded her statements at the hospital, where she is undergoing treatment. 

Kovalam: Housewife attempts suicide, abetment case against Congress MLA

The police had earlier registered an abetment of suicide and verbal abuse case against Vincent after the woman's husband filed a complaint, alleging that the legislator used to repeatedly call her over the phone and harass and threaten her. 

The woman, 51, a Balaramapuram native, attempted suicide by consuming excess amount of sleeping pills on Wednesday. 

Vincent, however, alleged that there was a "political conspiracy" behind the allegations against him and filed a complaint with the police himself, demanding a detailed probe into the matter. 

The Congress MLA claimed that a local CPM leader was present at the woman's house when she attempted suicide by consuming sleeping pills, and that her brother is also a Marxist activist.

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