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Woman arrested for theft of Rs7 lakh from second husband

mumbai Updated: Oct 27, 2010 01:21 IST
HT Correspondent

A 43-year-old woman was arrested in Rajasthan last week after she stole cash and ornaments worth Rs seven lakh from her second husband’s residence. The woman was brought to the city on Thursday.

Roshanara Khan, originally from Jaipur in Rajasthan, had come to the city a year and a half ago to try her luck in the television industry. She has appeared in some television shows, said the police.

During investigations, the police found that Khan, who has two children from a previous marriage, got acquainted with Oshiwara-based interior decorator Kailash Jaiswal, 46. After a brief love affair, the couple decided to get married. Jaiswal, who was also married with four children, got married to Khan on January 18, this year with his first wife’s consent. Khan stayed with Jaiswal, his first wife and their children.

“Khan told Jaiswal that she had been married before and that her husband was dead. However, a few months after their marriage, Jaiswal learnt that Khan’s first husband was alive,” said senior inspector Dilip Rupwate of Oshiwara police station.

This led to arguments between Jaiswal and Khan. The police said the accused used to frequently fly to her hometown and on her last trip to Jaipur, she returned with her two sons who are in college. They too began staying at Jaiswal’s residence.

On May 17, when Jaiswal was at work, Khan asked the first wife to get vegetables from the market. By the time the woman returned, Khan had fled with Rs 5.5 lakh in cash, gold ornaments, camera and property documents collectively worth seven lakh. She allegedly went back to her first husband in Jaipur, the police said.

When Jaiswal learnt about the incident he submitted an application to the Oshiwara police. Police added that Khan had married Jaiswal with the intention of stealing cash and valuables from his residence.

“We registered a case against Khan on October 13. We are now trying to figure out whether she has committed a similar offence in the past. Though her first husband claims he was unaware that his wife got married in Mumbai, we are trying to ascertain whether he was involved,” said Narayan Raut, police sub inspector.