Impersonator arrested for raping and cheating medical practitioner

A 34-year-old man, who claimed to be a doctor, was arrested by the Lalgudi All Women Police on Thursday on the charge of raping a woman medical practitioner working in Tiruchi district and duping her on the promise of marriage.

The accused Chakravarthy of Tiruvannamalai, said to be a realtor, was remanded in judicial custody with the police also arresting his driver Murugan for alleged complicity in the crime.

The complainant, a widower, had approached the Parents Trust - a Tiruchi-based service organisation in late March complaining about being deceived by a man.

Upon receipt of the complaint, the Trust represented by its Managing Trustee and advocate Jayanthi Rani filed a Public Interest Litigation in the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court appealing to the Court to direct the police to take action based on the complaint by forming a special team under a senior woman police officer to probe the case.

Thereafter, a case was registered at the Lalgudi All Women Police. In her complaint, the victim said she was a qualified medical practitioner and her husband had died in a road accident in September 2017. She had a female child and her in-laws didn't extend any support to her or her daughter.

On the advise of her friends, the woman decided to get remarried and one of her friends updated her profile in a Tamil matrimonial website. According to the affidavit filed by the Trust, the woman received a phone call in June 2018 from a person who introduced himself as Ajay claiming that he was working in the USA as a general surgeon. He had also claimed that he had lost his wife and wished to marry her.

Ajay and a lady, who claimed to be Ajay's mother, told the victim over phone that they would take care of her child too after marriage. Believing their words, the victim had arranged ₹10 lakh from financiers as allegedly sought by the former with a promise to return the same within a month.

In July 2018, Ajay met the woman and took her to his house in Tiruvannamalai and allegedly had sexual relationship with her on the promise of marrying her. Subsequently, the woman had given him another ₹ 8.7 lakh. Later, Ajay had started evading and threatening her. The woman had subsequently learnt through one of her friends that he was a fraudster going by different names such as Ajay, Vidyut, Vijaykumar, Girijasaravanan and Chakravarthy in the matrimonial websites.

Police sources said Ajay's original name was Chakravarthy and he had duped many women. He was booked under IPC sections 419 (cheating by personation) 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) 376 (rape) 506 (i) (criminal intimidation) read with section 109 (abetment).

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