Man cheats woman after luring her through chatroom

Chennai: A 27-year old man was arrested here today for allegedly cheating a woman whom he befriended through online chat and married before absconding with jewellery, police said.

V Balamanigandan, a computer science engineering graduate, had got introduced to the young woman student through internet chat platforms. Subsequently, he married her at a sub-registrar office and they continued to live in their respective homes after their wedding in Tamil film "Alaipayuthey" style. He snapped ties with her after allegedly taking her 51 sovereigns of jewels, police said.

Similarly, he had also cheated another woman and had taken her 15 sovereign jewellery on the pretext of marrying her.

During investigation, he told police that his modus operandi was to lure women through chat on platforms like V Chat by making false claims.

It was also found that the accused had already spent a prison sentence for impersonating as an IPS officer. "So far, 66 sovereign jewellery, a car and Rs 9000 in cash has been recovered from him," TP Chatram Police Inspector, Rajesh Babu, said. The accused was produced before a court and has been remanded to judicial custody.

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