A Singaporean police officer is accused of cheating two indian women by taking thousands of dollars worth of dowries from women’s families, then married and divorced the women without returning any of the cash and valuables.
According to Straits Times, Mr A. Mohamed Rafeek Abdul Kader, 39, an assistant superintendent with the Singapore Police Force, is said to have taken thousands of dollars worth of dowries.
Mr Rafeek has denied these allegations, saying the families of his ex-wives are just looking to tarnish his reputation and get more money from him.
Several South Indian (south part of india) media outlets have carried reports of interviews with family members of the officer’s ex-wives.
According to local media, Puthiya Thalaimurai he married Ms Thaslema, an Indian national, in 2014, and received 150 pieces of jewellery and a watch worth 500,000 rupees (S$8,900) as part of the dowry.
The report alleges that he sent her back to India a few days after their marriage and filed for divorce without returning the dowry.
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But when contacted by The Straits Times, Mr Rafeek refuted this and said both of his marriages were registered in Singapore.
According to ST report, Mr Rafeek said he flew to India on May 28, and was in Thiruvarur to attend the wedding of a relative on June 4.
The families of his ex-wives found out he was in the country and told Indian media that he was back to marry and cheat a third woman.
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On June 5, a day after his relative’s wedding, about 100 people surrounded the building he was staying at, he told The Straits Times.
Armed with weapons including knives, they confronted Mr Rafeek and threatened him with violence unless he paid them 20 million rupees, which was to be split between the families of his ex-wives.
Mr Rafeek said he could not reason with them. “They took the law into their own hands and threatened to kill me and toss me into the sea if I did not pay up,” he told Straits Times.
“But I was able to escape on a getaway motorcycle, even though they were chasing me with parangs,” he added.
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He hastily returned to Singapore, where both he and Ms Ameer Nisha have since filed police reports against each other.
In response to media queries, a police spokesman said investigations are ongoing.
“Officers are expected to maintain the highest standards of conduct and integrity,” said the spokesman.
“The officer is assisting with the investigations.”
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