Indian ConMan is Arrested After Marrying FOURTEEN ‘Well-Paid’ Women Over 43 Years By Convincing Them He Was a Travelling Health Official in ‘Dead Easy’ Ruse
Feb 16, 2022
by By STEPHEN WYNN-DAVIES
An Indian conman who married 14 ‘well-paid’ women by convincing them he was a travelling health official has been arrested.
Ramesh Chandra Swain, 65, from Odisha, eastern India, targeted mostly middle-aged divorcees, including teachers, doctors and lawyers, who were looking for companionship or marriage.
Police said he posed as a deputy director general under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare who was required to travel to different states in order to check medical facilities.
The lie allowed him to spend long periods of time away without raising suspicion, police said.
After marrying the women, police believe, he asked them for money or for assets to be transferred into his name, before vanishing.
In the space of 43 years he married 14 women across seven different Indian states before he was arrested.
After his arrest, Swain told police it was ‘dead easy’ to convince them he was a travelling health official, The Times reported.
Inspector Uma Shankar Dash of Bhubaneswar, the capital of Odisha, told reporters Swain had wives all over the country and had admitted to 14 so far, but Dash said he thinks the number ‘could be higher’.
He also added that Swain has five children from his first two wives.