Man poses as Army Major, cheats 17 women of ₹6 cr on pretext of marriage
A 40-year-old man was arrested by Powai Police on charges of rape, cheating and impersonation acting on a complaint filed by a woman, who claimed that the accused posed as an Indian Army officer and sexually assaulted her on the pretext of marriage. The accused also took over ₹13 lakh from the complainant for various reasons. He was also booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code.
According to police sources, the accused has been identified as Kadan Shetty, who had befriended the victim on a popular social networking website, wherein he posed as an Indian Army officer. Shetty established a romantic relationship with the woman over time when they corresponded over calls, text messages and meetings, wherein he also showed interest in marrying her.