In an astonishing incident, the Nalbari Police apprehended a Sub Divisional Officer (SDO) from Guwahati on Friday night after his fiancé lodged a complaint accusing him of cheating her.
The SDO has been identified as Samiran Das who was posted at Public Health Engineering Department in Guwahati’s Hengrabari.
His fiancé, a resident of Nalbari, filed as complaint against him at Nalbari Police Station alleging that he cheated on her, sources informed.
As per the initial reports, the accused got engaged to the complainant when he was posted in Nalbari and eventually applied for legal court marriage. However, after applying for the court marriage, Samiran allegedly demanded a dowry of Rs. 1 crore from his fiancé, the victim alleged.
The victim then paid him Rs. 2 lakh as installment and slowly she noticed that he started ignoring her and later secretly got transfer from Nalbari to Guwahati. Following this, she filed a complaint at the Nalbari Police Station.
Based on the complaint filed, Nalbari Police apprehended him from Guwahati and will be produced before the court for custody.
The victim told Pratidin Time, “We met in the year 2018 and eventually he confessed that he has feelings for me. We then informed our families and got engaged, however, later without informing us he went to Guwahati on receiving transfer orders.”
“After we came to know that he had formed a connection with another girl in Guwahati, his family members started demanding dowry saying that we cannot file a case against them as they belong to Himanta Biswa Sarma’s constituency,” she added.