‘Grooms’ held for cheating educated girls

MADURAI: Rural police arrested two persons here on Friday for allegedly cheating 16 well-educated working women from various parts of the country and abroad to the tune of several lakhs of rup

Published: 19th May 2012 02:54 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd June 2012 10:26 PM   |  A+A-

MADURAI: Rural police arrested two persons here on Friday for allegedly cheating 16 well-educated working women from various parts of the country and abroad to the tune of several lakhs of rupees by giving false promises to marry them.

The police remanded the main accused Chakravathy alias M Tamilselvan (27), of Panruti in Cuddalore district, and his associate R Perumal of Chockanenthal in Villupuram district,under judicial custody.

Using the social networking and matrimonial sites, Chakravarthy alias M Tamilselvan befriends many women working as IT professionals, lecturers and nurses from various parts of Tamil Nadu and from other states including Karnataka and Puducherry, and the Indian women working in foreign countries such as Dubai and Mauritius.

 “Chakaravarthy introduced himself as a rich person and holding high position in a company to the girls who have uploaded their profiles on matrimony websites. He also lured girls by claiming his parents as doctors and they run chain of clinics,” said B Balanagadevi, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Madurai.

“Within a short span of time, he developed intimacy with the girls. He chatted with them through mobile phone, which has web camera and took half naked pictures of the girls,” she said adding that if the girls wanted Chakaravarthy to introduce his parents, he used the voice modulation techniques on the mobile phone and speaks to them impersonated as his mother.

After a few days, he requested the girls to deposit lump sum in a bank account and also collected gold jewellery from them.

In next few days, he abruptly cut the relationships with the girls, said Asra Garg, Superintendent of Police, Madurai.

He used various fake names with the girls whom he came in contact with.

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