'Dead' woman, living happily with new husband, nabbed, courtesy Facebook
In what is a gross misuse of laws, a woman faked her own death to live with her lover, but not before her family slapped a case of dowry on her first husband. The woman, a resident of Uttar Pradesh, was finally traced to Delhi and Facebook played an important role in nabbing her. The police booked the woman's family for lodging a fake FIR.
After marriage, couple fought a lot over wife's former boyfriend
Rubi of Bara Banki district got married to Rahul in 2016. But the couple usually fought a lot after Rahul learned she was keeping in touch with her ex-boyfriend. In June this year, Rubi mysteriously disappeared, prompting her father Hari Prasad to lodge a complaint against Rahul and his family. Prasad alleged they asked for more dowry and killed her daughter out of greed.
Woman's father alleged husband, in-laws killed her
On Prasad's complaint, a case was registered against Rahul and his family. But despite his allegations that his daughter was killed and dumped, the police couldn't find her body. Meanwhile, Rahul kept pleading innocence and said Rubi left the house on her own, without informing anyone. The police concluded the case was fake and closed it. But Prasad approached the court, which ordered a fresh investigation.
After arrest, woman confesses she faked own death
When the investigation was re-opened, police found Rubi's Facebook account was very much active. Pictures and statuses were being constantly updated. The police observed the account for two months and took the cyber cell's help to track it. Rubi was traced to Delhi. Upon interrogation, she confessed of faking her own death to live with her paramour Ramu. Her parents were party to this too.
Thanks to Facebook, a mysterious case was solved
Apparently, Rubi was in touch with her father all this while. The police dropped the case against Rahul and registered one against Rubi and Prasad for misleading them. Speaking about the crucial lead which Facebook provided, Bara Banki Superintendent of Police VP Srivastava said, "It was a mysterious case, which we solved with the help of the cyber cell by tracking her Facebook account."