He sourced matrimonial site to gather information
A 27-year-old youth from Cuddalore district and his accomplice were arrested by the Madurai District Police on charges of cheating many young girls by chatting with them after downloading information regarding them from private matrimonial sites available on the internet and Facebook.
Following a complaint from a young woman (name with held) that a youth had cheated her after promising to marry her, the Superintendent of Police Asra Garg directed the District Crime Branch police to register a case.
Investigations suggested that Chakravarthi alias Tamilselvan (27), son of Munusami of Panruti, Cuddalore district and his accomplice Perumal (22), son of Rajendran of Villupuram district had allegedly indulged in the crime.
Based on the inputs gathered from the complaint, the team of officers secured the accused in a decoy operation.
The officers said the youth had been in the habit of getting details of young girls who had registered their particulars with private matrimonial sites. Claiming himself to be the son of a doctor couple in Namakkal district, the accused under a fictitious name had lured the complainant. Over a period of time, the gullible person got trapped with his sugar-coated words and had deposited around Rs. 50,000 cash in a bank account given by the accused. She had also given some jewels to him on an occasion. After asking the complainant to deposit money a couple of times, the accused had snapped ties with her.
This gave room for suspicion and the woman had approached the police. Discreet probe suggested the accused had used some other tricks including mimicry. Whenever a girl had asked for his photograph, the accused had sent some photo and claimed it as his own, thus misleading them.
It has come to light that the accused had threatened the girls with dire consequences, if they approached the police and showed some video-clippings of them which he had recorded through web-camera.
Appeal to parents
Speaking to reporters, Deputy Inspector General of Police (Madurai Range) B. Bala Naga Devi said that parents should doubly check about the fidelity of such youngsters before giving their consent for marriage.
The confession of the accused gives an impression that he had cheated at least 20 girls and their parents over a period of one year in different cities (to name a few Bangalore, Coimbatore, Madurai, Tiruchi, Puducherry) and even in countries like the UAE. According to sources, a woman from Kuwait has also lodged a complaint against him and a separate case has been registered. The officers advised parents to be cautious and suggested not to reveal the identity of their daughters without verifying details of interested youth. “Just because some one claims to be a big person in society, do not fall a prey”, Mr. Asra Garg stressed.