• 28 Oct - 03 Nov, 2023
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Police in Kanpur in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh have arrested a ‘bride’ who used to loot ‘grooms’ after marrying them and then impersonating as an Income Tax inspector. Going by the different names – Shivangi Sisodia, Pinki Gautam and Savita Shastri – the woman would marry unsuspecting men and then disappear within a short span, along with their cash, jewellery and other valuables. The fraudster ‘bride’ was caught on the complaint of her latest victim Jitendra Gautam, a constable by profession. He approached the police after she duped him of Rs 1 million and he grew suspicious about her. The constable, a native of Jhansi, is posted at Fazalganj police station. In 2016, he became friends with Shivangi Sisodia a.k.a. Savita Devi a.k.a Pinki Gautam of Khushipura in Jhansi, through a social media platform and they decided to get married. Even before marriage, she took Rs 621 thousand from the constable to buy an SUV. However, till date, the constable has not received that car, nor has she returned the money. “Whenever he asked her about the Scorpio SUV, she used to say that the number is on the waiting list and will come soon,” said inspector Nazirabad Kaushlendra Pratap Singh. The constable told investigators that even her relatives turned out to be fake whom she had hired on rent. The official said that her true face came to the fore when the constable returned home from duty and found her with another man.