Man poses as Isro sci­en­tist to get mar­ried

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times City -

New Delhi: A PhD stu­dent has al­leged her hus­band had im­per­son­ated an Isro sci­en­tist to marry her and she found about his lies af­ter trac­ing his lo­ca­tion to Gur­gaon through their shared Net­flix ac­count, po­lice said on Sun­day. She also found that the man was al­ready mar­ried to an­other woman.

The man and his fam­ily have been ab­scond­ing af­ter his lies were busted.

In her po­lice com­plaint reg­is­tered on Oc­to­ber 1, the woman al­leged Ji­ten­der posed as an Isro sci­en­tist be­fore her fam­ily and mar­ried her.

He claimed he had an MTech de­gree from IIT-Kharag­pur and showed them bo­gus doc­u­ments to prove he had worked in the De­fence Re­search and De­vel­op­ment Or­gan­i­sa­tion as a sci­en­tist, be­fore join­ing the In­dian Space Re­search Or­gan­i­sa­tion, po­lice said. The woman's fam­ily had vis­ited Ji­ten­der and his fam­ily in Re­wari be­fore the mar­riage.

Af­ter the wed­ding in May, Ji­ten­der claimed he was go­ing to join Amer­i­can space agency Nasa to train as an as­tro­naut. The woman's fa­ther dropped him at the air­port and af­ter re­turn­ing from the US, he told the woman he was go­ing to Ban­ga­lore for work.

But his wife found that he was us­ing Net­flix from a lo­ca­tion in Gur­gaon. When con­fronted, Ji­ten­der dis­closed he was un­em­ployed and was al­ready mar­ried. He did not visit the US or Ban­ga­lore and was in Gur­gaon the whole time.

A dowry case has been reg­is­tered against him in Re­wari and di­vorce pro­ceed­ings with his first wife are un­der­way, po­lice said.

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