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Chennai: A young woman said to be from Kerala runaway bride, is being chased by police after leaving countless men with broken hearts and empty pockets.
Shahanaz, believed to be 33, has allegedly married over a dozen men in the last few years.
Though some reports claimed she has 'married' over 50 times, officials claim that only 15 have surfaced.
According to different news sources, Shahanaz first married approximately 11 years ago to a man named Siddique, with whom she had a child.
However, her marriage-spree only came to light when two of her husbands approached the Chennai Police and follow up complaints were made by several other victims.
A total of seven formal complaints have now been made against her but it is possible many more embarrassed victims exist.
The first to submit a complaint was a Manikandan, 24, who works at a car showroom.
Shahanaz told him she was in search of a man that had cheated on her friend after promising to marry her.
According to the sources, Shahnaz is a mother of a 10-year-old boy. According to sources, Shahanaz’s conning tricks at changing husbands first began at Pathanamthitta in Kerala.
About 11 years ago, she first entered into wedlock with a guy named Siddique, with whom she had a child. But news of her alleged extra- marital affairs resulted in a divorce and she had to leave the place.
She next married Shanawaz, who was from Kayankulam. The wedding did not last long and she left him, taking with her 13 gold coins and Rs 1.1 lakh in cash.
Perhaps this episode emboldened her and whetted her appetite for more.
Before long she married another man and repeated her vanishing act and later moved to Chennai.
Once in Chennai, she got a job at a margin-free shop in 2006, she met Rajesh, a collection agent in a bank, and the two got married. She left him for an assistant director in Kollywood. After the wedding reception, the couple went to Trichy for honeymoon
There she gave him the slip and returned to Chennai with all the jewellery.
Back in Chennai, she renewed contacts with three friends — Prasanna, Chandra Babu and Saravanan. She married the three, one after the other and dumped all of them.
Shahanaz also convinced Manigandan that she needed to stay in a women’s hostel so that she could prepare for civil service. Manigandan claimed he sold the jewels he had bought for the wedding to arrange nearly Rs two lakh, which he handed over to her. Two weeks later, she went missing from the hostel and is yet to be traced.
As the city police started probing the case, another person, Prasanna, a district level football player, surfaced saying he too had married her some years ago, only to find her absconding with valuables.