A man who promised to wed at least 40 women and then ran away with their gold ornaments and valuables has been arrested in the southern Indian state of Kerala, media reports said wednesday.
The police arrested PB Prasanth, alias Nandakumar, 36, Tuesday, after a woman who had accompanied him to the temple town of Gurvayoor for promised nuptials found her groom missing along with her ornaments a day before the wedding, the PTI news agency reported.
According to the police Prasanth had promised marriage to at least 40 women and wed several of them. He had also duped them into parting with gold ornaments and cash worth several thousands of rupees.
Prasanth, who was based in the city of Kochi in Kerala, would advertise in the matrimonial column of a newspaper, saying he was running a small business in Coimbatore in neighbouring Tamil Nadu state and that he was an orphan and did not want a dowry.