Thiruvananthapuram: The Neyyattinkara Judicial First Class Magistrate Court- III has granted one day custody of Kovalam MLA, M Vincent who is the sole accused of sexually abusing a 51-year-old woman. He was booked by the police for alleged rape, stalking and abetment of suicide of a housewife who is also his neighbour at RC Street near Balaramapuram.
The authorities had requested 5 days custody to go through forensics and evidence but was reduced to just 1. It is almost sure that bail will also be allotted to the MLA. The defense lawyer said the complaint lodged by the victim is fake and it is strange a woman has come forward to lodge a rape case after eight months since the alleged crime occurred.