But her former in-laws lodged a police complaint accusing her of harassing their daughter for a dowry. Now, the police are also searching for the Sweety's family who visited the two women places to fix the marriage. Sweety was arrested on February 14 on charges of impersonation, fraud and forgery. However, a medical examination proved that Sen was biologically a woman.
"At first we failed to understand what Krishna was saying".
The accused, identified as Sweety Sen, created a social media account on Facebook in 2013 with the name Krishna Sen. Sen used to torture her one of a wife for dowry. The two women got married later that year, and shortly afterwards, Sen allegedly started beating up Kamini, who holds two masters degrees, for dowry. Reports say the 25-year-old began abusing her "wife" for dowry.
Families being cheated after accepting men they meet online as sons-in-law is not unheard of.
Both women she married were from the same town in northern India.
Sen, 26, is believed to have impersonated a man since 2014, when she entered into her first marriage. "I don't want to live with her now", said another victim.
"Dowry abuse" is a growing problem, where the husband or his family demand an increasing amount of payments or goods be proffered as a new marriage continues.
Nainital's senior superintendent of police Janmejay Khanduri said Krishna Sen, alias Sweety Sen belongs to Bijnor's Dhampur in Uttar Pradesh was arrested by Haldwani Police on Wednesday.
The HT report quotes Khanduri as having added, "The girl from Kaladhungi came to know that Krishna was not a man, but she lured her to keep silent by promising her money". But they were unclear if Sen s parents were aware of what she was doing. She never disrobed in front of them and was never sexually intimate with them, according to police. The profile also consisted of her photographs in which she looks like a man.
As mentioned, they originally charged her with dowry harassment.