Megha conned a total of 11 men this way.
An Indian woman has been jailed for four years after it was found that she married 11 disabled men before stealing their cash and jewellery.
The woman, identified as 30-year-old Megha Bharghav, was a resident of Indore, Madhya Pradesh.
She lured the 11 men, including four from Kerala, into marrying her. Megha later stole their money and gold jewellery.
A court in Kerala heard that Megha and her family had approached and made a proposal to a man named Lenin Jithendra, a man with a speech disability.
Megha’s intention was to steal his money.
They also hid Megha’s two previous marriages in 2014 and 2015.
The marriage took place on September 25, 2015, having been arranged through a middleman named Mahendra Bundela.
After getting married, Megha lived with the victim for a month before fleeing with cash and jewellery worth around Rs. 9.5 Lakh (£9,400).
It is believed she fled to her sister’s house.
When the man’s attempts to persuade Megha to come back failed, he filed a police case, alleging fraud.
In 2016, police arrested Megha and her sister Prachi Bharghav as well as her brother-in-law Devendra Sharma and the middleman Mahendra Bundela.
They were booked on charges of matrimonial fraud.
Devendra and Mahendra were later acquitted by the court. Meanwhile, Megha and Prachi were released on bail.
It was revealed that while on bail, the Indian woman married another disabled man before conning him also.
According to the police, Megha conned a total of 11 men this way.
Officers said she targeted wealthy men who were disabled and struggled to find a wife.
After marrying them, she stayed with them for a brief period before fleeing with their valuables.
The woman insisted on marriage in accordance with the respective religious customs of the grooms to avoid formal registration of the marriages.
On December 1, 2021, Megha was found guilty of her crimes.
Her sister was also convicted of her involvement in the scam.
In a statement, the court said:
“The accused had targeted only disabled persons as they were vulnerable and incapacitated to react against the atrocities against them.
“In such instances, the law has to take its will to safeguard them from such wicked persons.”
Megha was sentenced to four years in prison and was fined Rs. 9.5 Lakh.
Her sister Prachi received the same prison sentence and fine.