"She mainly targeted physically challenged wealthy men from the Jain community."

Woman who duped 11 men of money after marrying them brought to Kochi
news Crime Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 09:45

A woman who arrested for allegedly marrying 11 men and duping them for money and other valuables was brought to Kochi on Tuesday for evidence collection, after she was nabbed based on a complaint filed by a Kochi native.

Megha Bhargav (27), along with her co-accused sister, Prachi Bhargav, and brother-in-law Devendra Sharma (32), were arrested from Amrapali Zodiac Society, Sector 120, Noida on December 17. 

Sharma is the husband of Megha’s elder sister Ruchi.

The Kochi police along with the Noida police arrested them based on the complaint filed by Jithendra, a Vytilla resident, hailing from Gujarat.

Addressing a media gathering on Tuesday, the police said that Megha used to marry people who have physical disabilities, stay with them for at least 20 days and leave with their money and gold.

“She married Lenin Jithendra,31, in 2015 at a temple in Kaloor. She left him saying that she would bring her parents. She had taken Rs 9 lakh and 250 grams of gold with her, but never returned,” Kadavanthra Sub Inspector Shaji told The News Minute.

He also stated that the complainant tried his best to bring her back and even went to Noida to convince her.

Police have collected photographs of her four previous marriages so far and also arrested a marriage broker, Mahendra Bundela, who found grooms for her.

"She mainly targeted physically challenged wealthy men from the Jain community, so that finding a groom was easy. Mainly, men found her through matrimonial advertisements," the police officer said.

"They function as a gang. Only three members of her family would attend each marriage function. She would stay only about 20 days with the groom. She knows how to avoid physical relation with her newly married husbands," he added.

The police also added that her husbands were from different states across country.

All the accused were remanded to judicial custody for 14 days.


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