Thiruvananthapuram: 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 M Vincent on charges of abetment of suicide, following a complaint from the woman who had attempted suicide at Balaramapuram, police had said on Friday.
As per sources, Vincent had alleged that the case against him was a result of conspiracy by local CPM leaders. He had also filed a complaint before the state police chief seeking to probe this conspiracy angle.
On Saturday, he had also filed an anticipatory bail plea before the court. But, the court set aside his petition for further hearing on Monday.