The man was caught by a relative of the first woman he wed
A 26-year-old Indian man is allegedly on the run from police after marrying two women in less than a week.
The accused is a software engineer from Indore, Madhya Pradesh.
He had allegedly married a woman on December 2, 2020, in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh.
The accused allegedly married another woman on December 7, 2020, this time from Mhow, Madhya Pradesh.
The man was caught by a relative of the first woman he wed on December 2, 2020, who was a guest at his second wedding.
The guest recognised the groom and sent photos of his second wedding to the first bride’s family.
After receiving the photos the first bride’s family lodged a police complaint of cheating against the accused on December 18, 2020.
As per the FIR (First Incident Report) filed, the family spent Rs 10 lakh (£ 1,000) on the marriage and household items given to the bride.
The complaint also stated that the accused, after marrying the first bride, took her to his place in Indore.
After a few days, the accused told her that he had to go to Bhopal for some unavoidable work, but, he went to Mhow to marry another woman.
The accused had attended his first wedding with his parents, brothers, sister and other relatives.
However, when the first bride’s relatives spoke to the second bride whom the accused married on December 7, 2020, she insisted the marriage was an arranged one.
The second bride alleged she had married the man her family had arranged for her to marry months prior.
After his second wedding, the accused has not returned home and has switched off his phone.
The police have alleged a search is underway for the accused.
In a separate case, a 29-year-old was given a death sentence by a court in Samastipur, Bihar on December 19, 2020.
The accused has been convicted after a 24-month trial for the rape and murder of a little girl aged three.
The case had come to the fore on June 2, 2018, in Samastipur where the minor went missing while playing with her seven-year-old brother.
When the girl did not return home that night, her parents began a search operation.
During interrogation, the victim’s brother informed the police about a man who had taken her away.
Samastipur SP Bikas Burman said:
“The next morning, the girl’s naked body was found in a field with marks of strangulation and her private parts damaged.”
The accused, Ramlal Mahto was identified by the help of the neighbours who had last seen the victim in his company.
The accused had reportedly lured the minor and taken her to a secluded place, where he sexually assaulted her and then killed her.
Mahto has been sentenced to hanging till death under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code for his crime.