The Madras High Court has directed the Ramanathapuram police to investigate an incident, where an elderly man, who was allegedly kidnapped by his maid, forcefully married him and forged documents in order to cheat him out of his property.
Renold D’Cruz, 63, a resident of Shanmuganagar, near the Sungam bypass road, Ramanathapuram, was allegedly kidnapped by Theresa, who conspired with two of her relatives, Mani and Shakila Hasan, in taking D’Cruz to Odisha, where he was coerced into marrying her.
D’Cruz’s wife had died of natural causes a few months before Theresa began working at his home as a maid.
When Renold died a few months after his second marriage to Theresa, his son, Royan Rosely Jerold D’Cruz, found that his father’s property had been transferred to Theresa.
The Madras High Court directed the Ramanathapuram police to investigate the case in February.
The police registered a case and are probing the charges against Theresa, Mani and Shakila Hasan.
The three have been charged with cheating, coercion, kidnap and two other sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Ramanathapuram police inspector (Law and Order) Saravanan has been tasked with investigating the case.
Speaking to Express, Inspector Saravanan said that investigations into the case were ongoing and that
Theresa and the two others had been called in for interrogation.