Promising marriage, lady duped of Rs 8 Lakh

 The suspect has been identified as K M Somesh (32) from Amrutnagar, off Bellary Road. The victim, Rekha, a resident of KG Halli, has filed a cheating complaint against him.

According to police, Somesh met Rekha through a matrimonial site and proposed to marry her. He managed to win her confidence and moved around the City with her for about six months. Recently, he cooked up a story that he incurred some loss in his business and needed money to recover from it. He requested her to lend him some money which he promised to repay soon, police added.

Rekha believed his version and gave him Rs eight lakhs. Somesh did not meet Rekha after collecting money. A suspicious Rekha started searching for him and realised that he had duped many women in a similar way, added the police.

This is not the first time Somesh is in the dock for cheating the people.

 Narayan Rao is among about 20 persons whom the suspect had allegedly duped by selling sites in Judicial Layout, Sahakar Nagar, in a fraudulent manner.

Four years ago, Rao purchased a 30X50 site (No. 1827) for Rs 15 lakhs from Somesh. He got the land registered on January 16, 2006.

About two months later, however, he had a rude shock when Yelahanka police issued a notice to him in connection with a complaint filed by the president of the Judicial Layout Housing Society. The complainant had alleged that the Society's Secretary Suresh Kumar and his son-in-law had fraudulently sold about 17 sites without his knowledge.

"After registration, I had fenced my site. In July 2006, however, my claim was disputed and the fence was removed. Following this, my daughter lodged a complaint and the matter is currently before the court," Rao told Deccan Herald. Police have launched a man hunt for Somesh.

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