Woman accuses investigating cops of harassment

Last Updated 17 March 2019, 18:47 IST

A woman accused of cheating a US-based software engineer has filed a complaint against the police investigating her.

Ramya Nair, employed with a private company, complained to the city police commissioner that the Parappana Agrahara police were harassing her and her father by filing a false cheating complaint.

The police registered an FIR against Ramya and her father Kunjiraman T K following a complaint filed by Jothi Krishnan, a US-based software engineer. It was alleged that she had cheated him to the tune of Rs 18 lakh on the pretext of marriage.

Instead of investigating the case, the police are making continuous phone calls and forcing her to marry him, she said.

Ramya said she came into contact with Krishnan on a matrimonial website in 2013. “I was preparing for my civil service exams. He wanted to marry me, but my family members did not agree.

“Later, we continued as friends. I needed money and borrowed it from him, but I returned the entire amount after two years and I have proof of that,” she said.

Ramya said Krishnan began pressing her for marriage again, but she did not agree. He then sent her obscene messages, and when she completely ignored him, he filed a false complaint against her.

“The police are now threatening to arrest me and tarnish our image. After harassing us for nearly a week, they finally registered an FIR on March 14,” she stated.

“We stay in Puttenahalli near JP Nagar, but the complaint has been filed at Parappana Agrahara. The police are supporting Krishnan,” she said.

Ramya also said despite filing a complaint against Krishnan with the Puttenahalli police a month ago, no action has been taken.

Krishnan, for his part, said in his complaint that he paid Ramya Rs 18 lakh on various occasions since 2013.

Though Ramya and her family agreed for the marriage, they vacated the house when he visited them on February 20 to speak about their engagement.

(Published 17 March 2019, 18:41 IST)

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