Woman loots 27 women after marrying them (Representative image)
“My son has some physical issues. A local middleman approached me saying that he would get my son married and all I needed to do was pay him two lakhs,” Abdul Ahad Mir told The Kashmiriyat.
How Dozens Of Men Were Conned
While the family got busy looking for hotel rooms, the middle man kept dilly dallying the marriage and after a few days he returned half of the money saying the girl had met with an accident. A few hours later, the broker showed him photos of another girl and demanded the money back.
“When we agreed to marry, the woman was brought around Isha time (night prayers),” said Abdul Ahad Mir. The family returned to Kashmir the same night.
After a few days, the girl went asked her husband to take her to hospital for checkup and when he went to get the hospital ticket, the girl fled. The father of one of the victims said they had given Rs 3,80,000 as well as gold worth more than five lakhs as the Mehr (guarantee) for the woman.
Another victim’s family was approached by a middle man who showed them the photo of the woman around night time and the wedding happened the same night.
Forged Documents, Fake Name
Mohammed Altaf Mir, a resident of Budgam in central Kashmir said that he too was married to the woman. “They have forged their documents. They do not show their real names to anyone. She vanished from the house during the dark of the night with everything that was inside the house,” Altaf said while speaking to The Kashmiriyat.
The lawyer representing them claimed that the racket is big and there are many people involved in it. “There are several people who have been looted by this woman and other in the gang. On the marriage documents he name appears to be Zaheen, Ilayas and Shaheena, but nobody knows her real name,” he said. In Budgam only, she has married at least twenty seven (27) men with the help of the brokers.