In a bizarre incident, a software engineer from Tamil Nadu’s Tiruvallur allegedly created the profile of his 26-year old wife on a matrimonial website to find her a better groom, so that she can sign on the divorce papers. Tiruvallur police have arrested the accused.
33-year old S Om Kumar, a Velliyur village native is a software engineer by profession. The couple got married a few years back. They shifted to a foreign country for work. After over a year of marriage, they started developing differences in the marriage. Om Kumar left his job and returned to India. The woman is still living there.
On September 17, the woman’s father Padmanbhan started receiving several calls saying that they are interested in their daughter’s profile on the matrimonial portal. He also received a call from the portal itself for the payment of the subscription fee.
After knowing that someone had created a fake profile of his daughter on the matrimonial website, Padmanbhan lodged a complaint with the cyber cell of Tiruvallur on September 30. During the investigation, the registered number was traced to Om Kumar and he confessed that he had created the profile.