The Kerala police has slapped sections of rape and stalking on the Congress MLA from Kovalam M Vincent. Vincent was booked on Wednesday after a women of age 51 years attempted suicide. The lady claimed that she was sexually harassed by the congress leader.
Next day, women gave statements in the police station which lead to the impositions of sections 376 and 354(d) of the Indian penal code. The local police had registered a case of forcing into suicide and verbal abuse after the husband of the lady complained to the police that the congress leader had been harassing her over phone.
The women tried to kill herself on the afternoon of Wednesday by using excess dose of sleeping pills.
In the meantime there is audio recording doing rounds in the media where the congress leader and the brother of complaint where the MLA tried to sort out the matter amicably. The audio clip is yet to be verified. The congress leader however called it a conspiracy of the the local CPM MLA and the brother of the complainant who is also a member of CPM.
This is not something new for the congress and left parties. They have a long history of how their leaders had been involved in molestation, rapes and various other crimes towards women. Around two years ago former leader of Kerala congress Cherian Philip had alleged that women had to perform sexual favours to party leaders to get tickets. The spokesperson of congress and a minister in Manmohan Singh’s government Abhishek Manu Singhavi was seen in a video with pants down with a lady, where he promises to the lady that he will appoint her as a Judge ,remember he was in Law ministry then. Friends of Singhavi in the main stream media buried the story though.