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Kundapur: Network of marriage fraud active in the name of orphaned girl


Silvester D’ Souza

Daijiworld Media Network – Kundapur (EP)

Kundapur, Dec 15: A network of commission agents who use marriage as an extortion racket by trapping innocent grooms into marrying girls and later threaten them with dowry harassment case is active in Kundapur taluk. Even though one of the affected boy’s parents complained to district SP, it is said that the police have failed to crack the case.

As per the details available, the agents contact men who are struggling to find a suitable match, and show them a picture of a girl saying that she is an orphan and looked after by foster parents. When the man agrees for the proposal, the broker persuades the groom’s family to give gold ornaments to the girl as she is poor. They also take a commission ranging between Rs eighty thousand to Rs ninety thousand from the groom for fixing the match.

The marriage is performed at a temple in the presence of the duplicate foster parents of the girl. However, once the girl goes to the groom’s home, she does not agree to consummate the marriage. She fights with the groom’s family on some pretexts, and threatens that she will file a case of dowry harassment and decamps with the ornaments gifted to her.

The agents and the girl share the money and jewellery, while looking out for their next new victim.

In Kundapur, a Brahmin boy was cheated by four brokers and the girl. It is said that the girl’s real parents are not even aware of the racket.

Social activist Radhadas has accompanied the victims to DSP to complain. “Police need to nab those behind the network. Such networks should be defeated and justice needs to be done to the victims,” says Radhadas.


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  • JNB, Mangalore_mumbai

    Sun, Dec 16 2018

    Yatha Raja
    Thatha Praja!

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  • Rita, Germany.

    Sun, Dec 16 2018

    These racket of fake ones are increasing .They find one or the other loopholes to loot people.Best is when such agents appear ,to find a girl ,can be inquired in Panchayat ,or police station before taking a further step.Please dont give money and jewels in advance.you find either the jewels nor the girl one day.and the fees are not normal .marraige is a life time matter.Dont hurry for it.one gets late one gets early.but with money certainly not .when so is also not for normal.sad so many got duped.keep on searching for these fakes.make a foto of these people and girl.you will succeed.

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  • Jenifer, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 15 2018

    At the time this groom was young, there was a fashion to have only sons, daughters were considered a burden. Now, there is a scarcity of brides.

    We reap what we sow - nothing else. Yes, the racket needs to be busted but the culprits function due to our weakness.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, Dec 15 2018

    After 2014 only FAKE's ...

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  • Raju, Karkala

    Sat, Dec 15 2018

    Like fake Bishop.

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Sun, Dec 16 2018

    Exactly....

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Sun, Dec 16 2018

    How about fake swamis and gurus.

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