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34-year-old man posing as IIT professor held for harassing Doctor wife for dowry
Chennai: A 34-year-old man has been arrested by the police for allegedly posing as an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras Professor and harassing his doctor wife for dowry. The accused has been identified as 34-year-old V. Prabakaran, a native of Devakottai. He has a local tiffin shop near Ashok Nagar.The incident took place when Prabakaran began abusing and harassing his wife,...
Chennai: A 34-year-old man has been arrested by the police for allegedly posing as an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras Professor and harassing his doctor wife for dowry.
The accused has been identified as 34-year-old V. Prabakaran, a native of Devakottai. He has a local tiffin shop near Ashok Nagar.
The incident took place when Prabakaran began abusing and harassing his wife, Shanmuga Mayuri for dowry after receiving Rs 78 lakh which includes 110 sovereigns of gold, a car worth Rs 15 lakh and Rs 20 lakh worth of valuables from her and her family members.
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Prabhakaran would leave for work in the morning and return home drunk at night. Upon asking any question, he would assault and harass Mayuri. They both tied the knot in 2020 and after receiving a huge amount of money in the course of two years, Prabhakaran began demanding a house as well, reports TH.
Later, when Mayuri learned about his other marriage and a child. She registered a case with the All Woman Police, Ashok Nagar and he was arrested. Police are investigating the case and the family members of the accused are yet to be arrested.
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In her complaint, Mayuri also alleged about her gold jewellery was missing from the house. A probe conducted by the police revealed that Prabhakaran sold them to clear debts, build a house and open a new tiffin shop.
A police officer told TNIE "His first marriage was in 2019. The family, which was in debt already, planned to get a huge settlement from the victim's family in the name of dowry. Posing as a Biochemistry professor with a PhD at IIT, Prabhakaran approached the girl's family. The girl's parents, who were in Mumbai, agreed to the proposal. Prabhakaran's parents had covered for their son, saying he was very busy as a professor. On suspicion, Mayuri and her brother visited IIT-M and realised Prabhakaran had lied."
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