According to The Times of India, Sukhwinder Singh, a businessman in Ludhiana, Punjab, a municipality in India, was arrested on Thursday, January, 21, for rape by fraud. His crime, he married a twenty-three year old employee, while still married to another woman. Their wedding took place on June 18, 2011, and they’ve been living as man and wife ever since. They made their home in a rental property in this, the 4th most polluted city in the world, according to the World Health Organization.
The wife was interested in meeting his extended family. She asked Singh to make the arrangements to introduce her. Instead, he fled their home and she learned of his ongoing marriage to another woman and his two children.
Rape by fraud is a serious offense in much of the world. People recognize how defiling having sex and an emotional attachment is to someone who fabricates their side of the bond. Yet here in the US, rape by fraud encounters vehement resistance and goes unpunished.