A Hyderabad woman was duped of Rs 7.5 lakhs by a Kerala man working in a Bengaluru infrastructure firm on the pretext of marriage. The man claimed to be a permanent resident in the United Kingdom.
A native of Palakkad, Sasidharan Kattiri who is already married, was arrested by Cyberabad police on Tuesday.
The victim who is a resident of Madhapur, Hyderabad had registered on a matrimonial site, where she met Kattiri.
"She accepted his request and communication started between them and finally marriage got fixed," stated a release from Cyberabad Police, PTI reports.
Kattiri asked money from the victim convincing her that it was for visa charges to come to the UK.
"As he portrayed himself that he is a permanent resident of UK, the woman in good faith transferred Rs 7.5 lakh to his bank account. Apart from this amount, Kattiri has taken a gold ring, a gold chain along with a golden pendent and a mobile phone worth Rs 32,000 in the name of marriage rituals," police said according to the report.
Police said that after receiving the money, Kattiri went absconding and later the woman came to know that he was already married with two children.
It was also reported that his wife had filed a dowry harassment case against him.
Kattiri has allegedly been involved in similar cases in Gujarat, Karnataka and Rajasthan, the report says.