The Jogeshwari police have booked a 26-year-old man for fleeing after allegedly getting the marriage of a 22-year-old woman called off by sending their photos to the fiancé’s family.
According to the police, the woman and the accused reside in the same neighbourhood and knew each other for a year. They were in a relationship. She broke up with him for unknown reasons and was to get married on November 23.
A few days before the wedding, the accused allegedly sent some pictures he had clicked with the woman to the fiancé’s mother and relatives through WhatsApp. “We are trying to find out how he managed to get their contact numbers,” said an officer.
Another officer said, “Her fiancé’s family was unaware of their relationship and called off the wedding on the same day.”
The woman’s father is in a state of shock as he had already spent Rs15 lakh on the wedding, said the police.
Soon after, the woman and her family approached the Jogeshwari police station and filed an FIR under sections 354 and 500 for sexual harassment and defamation. The police have also applied appropriate sections of the Information Technology Act.
“The accused has fled from the city. A police team has been formed to find him. The team is questioning his relatives and friends,” said the police.