Abdul's marriage was exposed when his wife confronted him.
A Bangladeshi woman fell in love with an Indian man after meeting him on the internet.
But when she travelled to Uttar Pradesh to meet him, she discovered he was already married.
Mother-of-three Dilruba Sharmi arrived in India on September 26, 2023, with her children to meet 27-year-old Abdul Kareem, a resident of Bhartha Roshangarh village in Shravasti’s Malhipur area.
According to police, the 32-year-old widow worked as a beautician. Her husband passed away during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Dilruba met Abdul on the internet. They began talking and soon fell in love, with Abdul telling the Bangladeshi woman that he was not married.
Abdul worked as a chef in Bahrain.
Dilruba, along with her children, aged seven, 12 and 15, arrived in Lucknow on September 26 on a tourist visa.
On the same day, Abdul also landed in the Uttar Pradesh capital.
The five of them took a bus to Bahraich and stayed at a hotel for two days before travelling to Abdul’s native village.
At his village, Abdul’s marriage was exposed when his wife confronted him.
Villagers also informed the police.
Security agencies also decided to take action and launched an inquiry.
Malhipur SHO Dharmendra Kumar said Dilruba travelled to India on a tourist visa.
Police did not suspect any criminal motivation for her entering India.
Officer Kumar said: “No criminal angle was found in the probe.
“Her tourist visa was valid. She returned to Lucknow on Saturday and probably left for Bangladesh from there.
“Kareem also left, saying he was going back to Bahrain.”
Additional Superintendent of Police Praveen Kumar Yadav said officials from the Intelligence Bureau, Sashastra Seema Bal and the Anti Terrorist Squad interrogated both Dilruba and Abdul and found nothing suspicious.
The heartbroken woman left the village with her children, stating she would return to Bangladesh.
In a similar case, Pakistani national Seema Haider met India’s Sachin whilst playing PUBG.
They soon fell in love and Seema expressed her desire to be with him.
The 27-year-old, along with her four children, set off on a journey from their home in Karachi.
They boarded a flight to Dubai. From there, they took a connecting flight to Kathmandu, Nepal.
Seema and her children crossed the border into India and took a bus to Greater Noida, where Sachin lived.
The lovers and the children then lived together in a rented apartment in Rabupura.
Police eventually received information that a Pakistani woman was living in Greater Noida illegally.