This Andhra man marries wealthy divorcees, runs away with their money

Remember this name: Babu. Adapa Shiva Shankar Babu. He targeted wealthy, divorced women, married up to seven of them on the pretext of offering them a fresh start, and then got away with huge sums of money. Surprisingly, three of the seven ladies stayed in the same neighborhood. He cheated on the seven wives, and now he lives with another woman.

The women told the media that Shiva Shankar said the scammer was linked to Andhra Pradesh minister Ambati Rambabu and was in close communication with BJP leader Srikanth. They urged relevant authorities to act harshly against him.

The scammer was residing with three women on three different streets in the same neighborhood, it was later discovered. The man fled after being questioned by the new wife about his interactions with the three ladies. Further investigation of his personal history revealed that he had married seven different women in all. In 2018, his first wedding was in his hometown, and he never stopped afterwards.

He has been the subject of many cases in various police stations. Notably, the majority of the victims are highly educated working class citizens of Hyderabad. Two of his victims, shocked by his arrogant cheating, spoke to the media at Press Club of Somajiguda, Hyderabad, Telangana, and demanded severe punishment for him to protect other women from him.

They claim that the engineering graduate hails from Bethapudi hamlet in Mangalagiri Mandal in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh. He went to divorced women who had profiles on dating sites. By posting a divorce decree and the fact that his daughter was staying with him, he was able to gain their trust.

He provided his payslip, which indicated that he received a monthly salary of 2 lakh while working for an IT company. He was married off to their daughter by the parents of one of the divorced women, who claimed the dowry amounted to millions of rupees.

Under the guise of traveling to the United States for a project, he forced his wife out of office and registered their marriage. He then spent his time at home as the US tour was “postponed”. He asked the wife’s parents to file a police report when they demanded their money back.

Babu appeared with another woman whom he claimed to be his wife when the duped woman surrendered to the police. They both realized there was a lot more going on when the victim approached his so-called wife. When his brothers were asked to watch him, the wife who showed up with him at the police station did so. Wait, there’s more to the story if you thought that was it.

Cases have been registered against him in KPHB police stations in 2019 and 2021, RC Puram, Gachibowli, SR Nagar of Telangana and Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh.

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