Bokaro: Police have launched search for a man who tried to marry a Hindu girl by hiding his identity.
The groom had brought a “fake” family too, and when they were exposed, they fled. The Bokaro SP said the accused has been identified and will be arrested soon. The incident occurred under Harla police station area of Bokaro steel city. Bokaro SP Chandan Kumar Jha said, “The accused has been identified and will be nabbed soon. The police are questioning his associate. The accused has a criminal history. The probe is on.”
The groom introduced himself to the girl’s family as Sanjay Kashera. He also had voter and Aadhaar cards in that name. He also had a police uniform. Police have recovered the uniform.
An eye witnesses said the garlanding ceremony was completed and the couple was about to take phera, when a team of Bajrang Dal activists came to the wedding and exposed the accused on Thursday.
When they began questioning, the groom ran away from the mandap. After that Bajrang Dal and the family members informed the Harla police station about the incident. Officer in-charge of Harla PS, Santosh Kumar said that the victim seems to be a minor. “We are in the process of lodging an FIR against the accused,” he said.
The victim’s parents are daily wagers, said police. They have three daughters. The victim is the eldest of all.
District head of Bajrang Dal, Ajit Pandey, said, “The victim’s family was scared of the accused who is a Muslim after he told them he is a very influential policeman but we assured them support after which they opened up to the police.”
“The accused came in contact with this family about eight months ago. The victim’s mother had gone to take a loan from a micro-finance company when she met the accused outside it. He lured the victim’s mother with an easy loan and gradually befriended them. He used to describe himself as a Hindu,” he said.
Police sources said that the accused was arrested in May 2021 by the Chas police on charges of extortion. The accused has also lived in Chatra, Ranchi, Raghunathpur and Jamtara jails. He originally belong to Gaya district of Bihar and was currently living in Wasseypur in Dhanbad. According to police sources, the accused has already married thrice.

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