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India: Woman marries 3 men in 3 months, flees with valuables

Web report/Aurangabad, India
Filed on November 3, 2020
For illustrative purposes only.

(Dinodia Photos / Alamy Stock Photo)

Woman confesses to the con job, saying she participated in it after she and her husband lost their jobs during Covid-19 lockdown.

Police have arrested a 27-year-old woman from Aurangabad, in the state of Maharastra in India, on charges of duping several men on the pretext of marriage.

As reported by The Times of India, the woman allegedly married three men in the last three months and ran away with their valuables.

She was arrested on Saturday, following a complaint by one of her victims.

Vijaya Amrute, who lives in the Mukundwadi area, and her husband lost their jobs during the lockdown. Facing financial problems, the woman joined a racket and married three men in the last three months, the report added.

Yogesh Shirsath of Sinnar, Nashik, exposed the racket when he was looking for his wife, only to realise that she had already married another man and disappeared with valuables.

A complaint was registered and the accused was arrested on Saturday.

During the initial enquiries, it emerged that she first married Yogesh and fled after staying with him for a fortnight. She then married Sandeep Darade of Karjat in Raigad.

The third marriage was with a man from western Maharashtra, the Times of India report added.

Police said the woman is linked to a couple that looks for men searching for a bride. Once the marriage is finalised, the couple would take Rs 2-5 lakh (Dh9,873-Dh24,682), which also included their fee and wedding expenses.

After the marriage ceremony is completed, the ‘new’ bride would flee with jewellery and other valuables, the report added.

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