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‘Con bride’ nabbed for duping Kota trader

The lady was already married and had a daughter.

jaipur Updated: Jun 10, 2017 19:46 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
The ‘con bride’ had forged her identity papers, including the Aadhaar card.(Shutterstock)

The Kota City police have nabbed a ‘con bride’ from Indore district in Madhya Pradesh for duping a Kota trader of ₹7 lakh cash and valuables after marrying him.

Maya Thakur alias Maya Jain, 28, was arrested from her mother’s house at Lala ka Bagicha locality in Indore a couple of days ago, said Kunhadi police station circle inspector Srichand Singh on Saturday.

Singh said that Manoj Jain, 28, a trader living in Chanchal Vihar locality of Kota City, was looking for a Jain community bride when he came in contact with a tout, Sanjay Thakur, from Ujjain. Sanjay introduced Maya to Manoj as Maya Jain after forging her identity papers including the Aadhaar card. Sanjay presented his relatives as Maya’s parents and siblings while fixing her marriage with Manoj.

The victim paid ₹7 lakh to Sanjay for getting him married, the police said.

Maya and Manoj got married on January 23 this year, but 45 days later Maya ran away from Manoj’s house in Kota with ₹7 lakh cash and jewellery worth the same amount, said Singh. Later, Manoj filed an FIR with the Kunhadi police. The Kota City police, with the help from their counterparts in Indore, arrested Maya on June 8.

Singh said that Maya was already married to one Mukesh Thakur of Indore and has a daughter from him, but she has left them for the lust of money.

The police have launched a hunt for Sanjay and expect to arrest him soon.

Meanwhile, Maya has been sent to two-day police remand.

First Published: Jun 10, 2017 19:46 IST