The Andhra Pradesh police on Monday arrested a woman for cheating multiple men by promising to marry them and then fleeing with their money and valuables. The incident was brought to light by a man, Bhumireddy Ramakrishna Reddy, who approached Kadapa's Khajipet police claiming that the woman he had married had run off with all the valuables in his home.
Speaking to TNM, Khajipet Inspector said that after Ramakrishnaâ€™s complaint, a case was registered against the woman, who has now been identified as 32-year-old Mounika. As the police began to investigate the case, they found a bizarre pattern to Mounikaâ€™s crimes.
The police realised that Mounika had cheated six other men from Prakasham districts' Giddaluru, Markapuram and Vijayawada. The police investigation has also revealed that Mounika did not work alone, her father Anantha Reddy and an associate, identified as Rathnavath Chintu Nayak, helped her out in her modus operandi.
Speaking to the media, Mydukur Rural CI E Kambagiri Ramudu said, â€œThe father-daughter duo and their associate Chintu Nayak would first approach unmarried rich men with a proposal. After the marriage, she would stay with her in-laws for a few months and then would bring up an issue in the relationship. Mounika would then vanish with gold, cash and other valuables. They then sold the valuables and use the money to lead a luxurious life."
The police claimed that after marrying Ramakrishna, Mounika ran away and has managed to marry another man from Hyderabad. She met him in Vijayawada and both got married at the Annavaram Satyanarayanaswamy temple. After their marriage, both lived in Vishakapatanam but in a few days, she allegedly left with money and gold.
Ramudu cautioned people against such miscreants and said, â€œWe recommend that people conduct a proper background check before getting into a marital relationship with anyone in order to prevent such cheats.
Mounika, her father Anantha Reddy and their associate Chintu Nayak have been arrested by the police.