Bhubaneswar. A 54-year-old man in Odisha was arrested on Monday for duping several women across the country after marrying them. police gave this information. The person has been identified as Ramesh Chandra Swain alias Bidhu Prakash Swain alias Ramani Ranjan Swain, a resident of Kendrapara district of Odisha.
Briefing media persons about the matter, Bhubaneshwar DCP Umashankar Das said that the man was removed from a rented accommodation in Bhubaneswar on the basis of a complaint filed by a woman school teacher from New Delhi at Mahila Thana here in July last year. has been arrested. Das said, “As an officer of the rank of ‘Deputy Director General’ in the Union Health Ministry, Swain married the woman in Delhi Arya Samaj in 2018. Later, the teacher came to know that the accused had cheated her and filed a complaint. “
During the investigation, the police found that Swain had married at least 14 women under the false identity of ‘Deputy Director General’. He used to establish contact with the victims through matrimonial websites. Swain used to target unmarried middle-aged women who were in search of mates. Lawyers, teachers, doctors and highly educated women, mostly from outside Odisha, were among the victims, the police official said.
Das said, “His sole intention was to collect money and get the property of women after marrying them.” Swain is the father of five children. She married first in 1982 and second marriage in 2002. During investigation, the police also found that Swain had married a woman officer of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) in Punjab and extorted Rs 10 lakh from her. The DCP said that he duped of Rs 11 lakh from the gurdwara where the marriage ceremony was held with the CAPF officer. Earlier, Swain was arrested by the Kerala Police in 2006 for allegedly defrauding 13 banks to the tune of Rs 1 crore.
He was also arrested by a task force of Hyderabad Police after he cheated several students by promising them admission in medical colleges. He had extorted around Rs 2 crore from students including the owner of a nursing home in Hyderabad. Police have already contacted nine of the 14 victims duped by Swain and suspect that several other women may also be his victims and cannot come out for fear of hampering their social standing and status.
A case has been registered against him under sections 498 (A), 419, 468, 471 and 494 of the IPC at the Mahila Thana. He said the police would also investigate the fraudulent money transactions by bringing him on remand. During a search operation at Swain’s rented house, the police have seized 11 ATM cards, 4 Aadhar cards with different identities and a Bihar school certificate of different identity. Pic Credit:Internet