After evading the law for almost a year, a 28-year-old man from Kerala, who posed as a computer engineer and tricked the daughter of a senior CBI officer into marrying him, been arrested by south Delhi's Vasant Vihar police.
The accused, Sunanth Surendran, was arrested last week from the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport by a joint team of the Delhi Police and the Thiruvananthapuram police. His interrogation revealed that he had studied only up to Class 10.
Police said Surendran fled to Saudi Arabia after his wife filed a case of cheating and forgery against him at the Vasant Vihar police station in November last year. His family members, including his parents, have also been named in the FIR.
The complainant, an investigating officer said, told the police that she contacted Surendran after a matrimonial advertisement was published in May 2008 in a Malayalam daily.
"In the advertisement, Surendran had claimed himself to be a computer engineer working in Maldives. Since his profile looked attractive, her family contacted him over the telephone," said the investigating officer. He said Surendran had sent them his bio-data and copies of his educational certificates.
Surendran's family visited the complainant's house in Vasant Vihar and the two got engaged in June 2008. Almost a year later, their wedding ceremony was held at a temple in Kerala.
"After marriage, the victim stayed with her in-laws in Thiruvananthapuram for almost a month. In her complaint, she accused her husband and in-laws of torturing her physically and mentally, which forced her to return to her parents' home in Delhi," the officer said, adding that Surendran came to Delhi and stayed at the complainant's house for a few months.
It was during this stay that the victim learnt that Surendran was not a computer engineer. She also got his educational certificates verified from the colleges concerned, after which the forgery was detected.