Venkatraman left his wife of 18 years and met Ramanamma through a matrimonial website.

Wife runs away with husbands gold cash less than a month after wedding in Chennai
news Crime Monday, June 18, 2018 - 12:04

Less than a month after their wedding, Venkatraman, a resident of Villivakkam in Chennai realised to his shock that his wife was not returning calls, days after she disappeared with cash and gold from the house.

According to a report in the Times of India, Venkatraman, 53 married Ramanna, 36 after they met through a matrimonial site. Ramanamma reportedly posed as an orphan from a village in Andhra Pradesh. This was Venkataraman’s second marriage. He had recently divorced his wife of 18 years.

On May 26, Venkatraman found that Rs 80,000 and four sovereigns in gold jewellery were missing from the house. According to the newspaper, Venkatraman did not confront his wife about it right away. She had left to her village in AP. When Venkatraman called her, she reportedly said she was homesick. However, it was only when she began ignoring his calls that he raised alarm.

Ramanamma reportedly admitted to having taken the cash and gold from the locker in the house. Following this, Venkatraman lodged a complaint with the Villivakkam police.

According to TOI, Venkatraman had been married to his wife Susila for 18 years. They had recently parted ways, following which he found Ramanamma on a matrimonial website. According to the police, Venkatraman believed her to be an orphan and married her on May 2.

Ramanamma moved into Venkatraman's house after the wedding and made away with the money in a few weeks' time. The Villivakkam police have launched an investigation into the complaint.

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