Hyderabad: In a filmi style, a married flower vendor by posing as the descendant of a Nawab duped an M. Tech graduate, an ex-Google employee.
During interrogation, the accused Mohammed Ahmed Ali, 40, a mere flower vendor at Gudimalkapur confessed that he tricked Afsha Salim, 26 by posing as a person from a Nawabi family, owing several commercial and ancestral properties across the city.
He befriended Afsha by sweet talk. The love affair blossomed for three months and finally the couple makes up their mind to tie the knot last week.
He also collected a whopping Rs 37 lakh in cash from the victim’s kin on various pretexts.
The marriage was solemnised and it was on the day of ‘Valima’, through one of the guests at the dinner, the victim and her kin learnt that her husband was already married.
“Ali over a period of time took Rs 37 lakh from the trusting girl who never asked him any questions. In return for all her love and trust, she got a dud cheque for Rs 11 lakh as ‘mehar’,” the DCP (South Zone) V Satyanarayana said to Times of India.
Rein Bazar police registerd a case under section 420(cheating) and 406(criminal breach of trust) and relevant sections of prevention of Dowry Act against Ali.