A con woman, who married and robbed as many as 11 people, was arrested in Noida on December 18 with the help of some smart police work.
Megha Bhargav used a marriage portal for handicapped and divorced men to zero in on her targets. Bhargav used her easy charm, good looks and fluent English to woo her victims into marrying her. Her sister Prachi Bhargav and brother-in-law Devendra Sharma acted as partners in crime and helped persuade her targets and their families for the marriage. Soon after marrying them, Megha Bhargav used to drug her new husband and his family and rob them of all the cash and valuables lying in the hoouse. She would then flee with the help of her associates and leave town in search of her next victim. Bhargav has till date robbed 11 men of crores and in the search of her 12th victim in Noida, when a some good police work led to her arrest.
"Megha Bhargav is originally from Indore and has duped several men from Pune, Rajasthan, Kerala, Mumbai and Indore," said Dinesh Yadav, SP City, Noida. "After conning Lauren Jautis, her 11th victim who was from Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala, Bhargav had come to Noida in search of her 12th victim. She, along with her brother-in-law and sister had rented a flat in Amrapali Zodiac in Sector 120. Kerala police, acting on the complaint from her 11th victim, managed to arrest the trio at their apartment with the help of Noida police."
City Spidey discussed the matter with residents and security guards in Amrapali Zodiac, but no one seemed to be aware of Bhargav's criminal past.