COIMBATORE: The police are searching for a 37-year-old man, who allegedly cheated a widow by promising to marry her and escaped with 32 sovereigns of gold jewellery and `3 lakh cash.
M Ravichandran, 37, from Coimbatore, now residing in Dharapuram in Tirupur, had promised the victim, S Swarnalatha, 31, a widow and a government school teacher, that he would marry her. Swarnalatha had reportedly registered with a matrimonial website. Ravichandran, who too had a profile on the website, had gotten in touch with her.
He had told her that he was a wealthy jeweller and had promised to marry her for a dowry. The woman, who had believed his claims, gave more than `9 lakh worth property to him between 2013 and 2014. When the woman asked Ravichandran to marry her, he asked for more time. Swarnalatha, who believed that Ravichandran would stick to his promise, did not file a police complaint immediately.
On Saturday, she approached Peelamedu police with a complaint. A case was registered under sections 420, IPC.