Much-mar­ried conman in net

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - TIMES CITY -

New Delhi: A 38-year-old soft­ware en­gi­neer was ar­rested al­most two years af­ter con­ning a woman into mar­ry­ing him. The vic­tim, a res­i­dent of Dwarka, com­plained to po­lice that the man had duped her of around Rs 14 lakh. A month into their mar­riage, she dis­cov­ered that he was mar­ried with kids.

The ac­cused, Atul Ku­mar To­mar, has been booked un­der IPC sec­tions of rape and cheat­ing, DCP (Dwarka) Shibesh Singh said.

In­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cers found that To­mar had come in con­tact with the woman on a mat­ri­mo­nial web­site in May 2016. He in­tro­duced him­self as a soft­ware en­gi­neer work­ing with an MNC in Gur­gaon earn­ing Rs 30 lakh per an­num. The fam­i­lies soon met and the cou­ple got mar­ried two months later.

When the woman found pho­tos of his wife and kids on his lap­top, he ran away. She ap­proached po­lice af­ter search­ing for him for months on her own. To­mar had men­tioned that he was plan­ning to start a firm with the name Buck Eye Soft­ware Lim­ited. When cops searched on the in­ter­net, they found the com­pany’s web­site with To­mar on the board of di­rec­tors.

A po­lice team vis­ited the bank in which the com­pany had an ac­count and got de­tails about To­mar through his PAN card. He was ar­rested af­ter a raid at his house in Noida.

In an­other in­ci­dent, a se­nior ex­ec­u­tive at FICCI was conned of Rs 10 lakh by a man who had con­tacted her through a mat­ri­mo­nial web­site. He even took her pass­port with him. The fraud­ster in­tro­duced him­self as a busi­ness­man from Canada with a con­sul­tancy firm in New Delhi.

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