In another instance of duplicity, a man cheated over 100 women by posing as a central government employee on various matrimonial websites. He was arrested by the Bagalur police, reported The News Minute. The information gathered by the police upon interrogating him has revealed that he has duped over 100 women by creating fake profiles on matrimonial sites.
According to reports, Sadhath Khan alias Preetham Kumar would usually target divorcees or widowed women on various matrimony websites. He would take women out on expensive places and shower gifts to please them, making them believe that he truly had feelings for them, and was willing to marry them.
“He had created profiles on various matrimonial websites and posed as a central government employee. He expressed interest in marrying them. He would sexually harass them and later extort money from them,” the Bagalur Police said. The alleged was traced after a professor of a private college in Bengaluru filed a complaint alleging that he had tried to extort Rs 58 lakh from her after sexually assaulting her.
“His modus operandi was to target women who were divorced or widowed and promise to marry them. He would use the funds extorted from one woman to lease lavish apartments in the city and also rent out an expensive car for a period of three months,” the police added.
“He would use them for sexual favours. After his arrest, many women have come forward and filed complaints against him. During the investigation, it was also revealed that similar cases have been filed against him in KR Puram, Jayanagar, Vidhyaranyapuram, Hebbagodi, Doddaballapura and Dharwad Suburban Police Stations,” the police added.
The police further added that the alleged who has worked at various places in Bengaluru was fired from his jobs after the female staff raised complaints of sexual harassment.
The Bagalur Police have booked him under sections 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint), 354 (punishment for sexual harassment), 392 (punishment for robbery), 384 (punishment for extortion), 420 (punishment for cheating) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation).