Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Man Touts US Visa, Cons Woman Into Marriage

Man Touts US Visa, Cons Woman Into Marriage

A 28-year-old marketing executive accused her husband and in-laws of harassment and fraud by convincing her that he was working in the US at the time of their marriage. She filed a complaint with the Narol police.

The woman, a resident of Chandkheda, had put up a profile of herself on a matrimonial website while she was working in Dubai in 2019. On the site, she came across a profile that mentioned that the man was working as an HR executive in a private bank in the US. After the two met, the man’s family said that he was in India for a short period. They allegedly said the wedding should take place soon because once he goes back to the US it would take long before he returns. The couple married in court in June 2019. After the marriage, the woman went back to her job in Dubai.

Her husband remained in India for many months, which led her to suspect he wasn’t working in the US. When he went to Dubai to be with her for a few days, she asked him for his passport. This led to a heated argument between the two. Later, she saw the passport and learned that her husband had a tourist visa for the US but no work visa. Later, he showed her a few letters claiming he had a work visa for New Zealand and also assured her that they will soon shift to Canada.

The woman, upon the insistence of her husband, left her job in Dubai and returned to Ahmedabad. Here, the man asked her to get Rs 20 lakh from her parents to enable them to file for Canada PR. He later got ‘PR for Canada’ but she didn’t.

According to the woman, she came across several ‘PR letters for Canada’ on her husband’s laptop. She then filed a police complaint.