K. Satish Babu had cheated the women by posing as a software engineer employed in the US and was blackmailing them by threatening to post their intimate photographs and videos on the internet.
According to police, the accused, hailing from Palnadu district's Andakuru village, married Sri Lakshmi of Guntur last month. After a few days, he asked her to give Rs 80 lakh and threatened her that if the money is not arranged, he will upload on the Internet their intimate photographs and videos.
Sri Lakshmi later noticed his chatting with women and learnt that he had already married a few women. Sri Lakshmi and her parents approached Disha police in Guntur. The police investigations revealed how Satish Babu cheated his victims.
A police officer said Satish Babu had first married Sailaja of Visakhapatnam in 2005. He married another woman Lavanya in the US in 2014. He divorced his first wife in 2017 and the same year, married Lakshmi in Narasaraopet. Following some differences, she approached the women police station. He then married Divya of Nellore the same year.
After Divya came to know facts about Satish Babu, she filed a police complaint in Guntur last year. He, however, married for the fifth time. When Sri Lakshmi also filed a complaint with the Guntur police, the investigating officials realised that a complaint was already filed against him.
The police investigations revealed that he had been cheating the women. On Thursday, police arrested Satish Babu and his father Veerabhadra Rao. Police were trying to find out if the accused was trying to marry another woman.
A police officer said after every marriage, the accused was spending one or two months with the wife at some good place. He used to take pictures and videos of the intimate moments with them saying these would be good memories for him in the US. He was then demanding money to go to the US. If they refused, he threatened to post the photos and videos on porn websites. (IANS)