Kerala State Police, India, brought an unnamed woman to court after a lengthy investigation at the request of her family. The defendant faced a serious sentence for the fact that she had deceived her father and mother for 17 years. The woman said she found work in a neighboring state, and she ran away with a relative, married him and had two children.
The woman was brought to trial for misleading her family and leading a secret double life with a relative and two children. According to police, she moved from Mannancherry village in Kerala to Andhra Pradesh state back in 2004. As a cover, the girl composed a legend that she was offered a job as a teacher and she agreed. Unsuspecting relatives released the fugitive, and she was able to leave. At that time, it seemed like a good way out: the girl was in love with a relative from Mannancherry, but the family objected to the relationship, according to the Daily Star.
Police initiated an investigation at the request of the girl's parents, Getty Images
K.V. Benny, an officer from Kerala who was leading the investigation, found out that the woman had lied to her parents in order to marry a native of Andhra. The stubborn Indian woman secretly married a relative and began to live with him, which she once even informed her parents about, but the outraged family could not find the prodigal daughter.
The deception was revealed after the fugitive's father's house received an application for a replacement identity card, Getty Images
The mystery of the double life began to unravel in 2015, when a fake ID accidentally came to the home of an escaped girl. A relative of the family was indicated on the map, but for some reason as the husband of the missing girl. So the police found out that the couple did not live in Andhra Pradesh, as previously stated, but in the city of Palakkad, where an application was submitted to replace the identity card. The police also discovered that the phone number and photo on the card, which they accidentally sent to the family, were fake.
During the investigation, the officers also established that the husband of the escaped woman tried to deceive her relatives and helped to hide the marriage. As a result, the Indian woman was put on trial, but as a result of the meeting, the woman received official permission to continue married life with her husband and their common children.