A 45-year-old man, who is a teacher in a government high school in Odisha, was arrested for allegedly marrying four women on different occasions without being legally separated from his earlier wives, police said on Friday.
The man had even married twice during the nine-month lockdown due to Covid-19 in 2020, news agency PTI quoted police as saying.
When his first two wives learnt of this duplicity, they approached the mahila police station in Odisha’s Cuttack, following which he was arrested.
“We arrested the accused from the school in Cuttack district where he teaches on the basis of a case registered against him last month,” police inspector Anasuya Nayak was quoted as saying.
On investigation, police found that the teacher had married for the first time in 2001 and remarried after eight years later without divorcing his first wife.
He spent three years with his second wife before leaving her in a lurch as he escaped with her jewellery and the articles he had received from the parents of his second wife, police said quoting the complaint that was filed.
Last year, the accused married two other women during the coronavirus-induced lockdown on different occasions.
When the first wife learnt about it, she submitted a written complaint with us in January this year, the police inspector said. ( PTI )