Man arrested for molesting over 50 women; had targeted 100 before 2021!
Kottayam: District police chief Hari Sankar and team arrested a man who repeatedly molested 68 women by intimidation. Based on a complaint lodged by a victim woman, police investigated the case and accused Pradeesh Kumar (25), an Areekkode native, was arrested.
Pradeesh befriended the women whom he was interested and cunningly got their contact number. In the course of time, he would learn about their family issues and gain trust and sympathy. As the next plan of action, Predeesh creates split between the women and their husbands by establishing fake extra marital affairs of their husbands through Facebook. For this, he creates fake FB accounts in different women’s names and begin to chat with the husbands.
Screenshots of these chats will be sent to the wives. Once, losing trust, women slowly start moving away from husbands. Pradeesh then utilises this opportunity and deepens his relation with the women. Through video chatting, he collects the visuals of these women and morph them. By threatening to send it to husbands, Pradeesh starts to exploit the women sexually. By the time women realise that they were cheated in the name of friendship, he would have taken total control of their lives. At this point of relation, the victim women are forced to oblige to his demands and reach the place he decides at the said time.
Rules to follow in relation!
Pradeesh puts up certain rules for the women to follow in the relationship with him.
Women shouldn’t cooperate with the husbands. Phone should be attended whenever Pradeesh calls. However late it may be, women should chat and do video calls with him.
If not budged to his demands, Pradeesh threatens to destroy the family with morphed images. While chatting, to ensure the person at the other end is the real woman with whom he had established a relation, the assailant would ask them to type a special code. Women were asked to send screenshots after clearing the chat history each time.
Police said that, he had told a woman that she was his 68th victim and has targeted to reach 100 women before 2021. Pradeesh also threatened the women by sending morphed nude pics with him.
District police chief Hari Sankar said that morphed nude pics of 58 women were found in his laptop. Police are trying to find out the women in these pics.