A case was registered against the MLA on charges of abetment of suicide, following a complaint from the woman who had attempted suicide at Balaramapuram.
"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 told PTI.
A magistrate has recorded the victim's statement at the hospital, she said.
However, Vincent had termed the charges as "baseless" and said he would face the probe.
"The charges are without any facts," Vincent had told PTI.