The variety of wives within the checklist of a 66-year-old man of Odisha, who married middle-aged, educated and well-to-do ladies of varied states, elevated to 17 with three extra circumstances coming to the fore, a police officer stated on Wednesday.
It was earlier alleged that the person, who’s at present in judicial custody, had married 14 occasions.
The police officer stated the accused, who approached ladies underneath the faux identification of a health care provider, had additionally tied the knot with a charted account from Chhattisgarh, a doctor from Assam and a extremely educated girl of Odisha.
“Three extra wives of the faux physician have been recognized,” Bhubaneswar Deputy Commissioner of Police US Sprint instructed reporters in Bhubaneswar.
A pupil from Odisha’s Jagatsinghpur district additionally alleged that the faux physician had duped him of Rs 18 lakh after assuring him a seat in a medical school within the state.
“His cellphones shall be despatched to the forensic lab and his monetary transactions shall be probed,” Mr Sprint stated.
The assistance of Reserve Financial institution of India (RBI) has additionally been sought for the reason that accused was present in possession of three PAN playing cards and 11 ATM playing cards.
In keeping with police, he duped his wives, 4 of whom stay in Odisha, three in Delhi, three in Assam, two every in Madhya Pradesh and Punjab, and one every in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh, of lakhs of rupees earlier than transferring on to greener pastures.
The sexagenarian Ramesh Chandra Swain, who acquired completely different names like Dr Bibhu Prakash Swain and Dr Ramani Ranjan Swain, is from a coastal village in Odisha’s Kendrapara district.
Swain was an knowledgeable in persuading ladies and lured school lecturers, even hard-boiled policewomen and captious attorneys, as he went about putting middle-aged ladies determined for companionship with cupid’s arrow.
Nonetheless, his luck run out on Valentine Day on Monday after 38 years when he was arrested by the police primarily based on the allegation of his newest spouse from Delhi whom he married in 2020.
Swain acquired married for the primary time in 1982, and the final in 2020. His final marriage to a instructor was solemnised at an Arya Samaj temple in Delhi.
He, nonetheless, rejected the accusations. “I’ve not married all these ladies and I’m certainly a health care provider,” Swain asserted whereas being escorted to the court docket.
Swain befriended ladies on matrimonial web sites and deftly hid his matrimonial standing.
He allegedly duped his spouse from Punjab of Rs 10 lakh, and the Gurudwara, the place his marriage was solemnized, of Rs 11 lakh with the promise of facilitating organising a medical school. He was earlier arrested twice for dishonest unemployed youth and mortgage fraud in Hyderabad in 2010 and Ernakulam in 2006, police stated.
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