India, April 9 -- Police have arrested a couple for duping over 50 young men, wanting to marry a foreigner, by posing as relatives of such a prospective bride. The racket had been running for five years.

Dirba DSP Mohit Agarwal said that the accused used to give a matrimonial advertisement in newspapers claiming themselves to be relatives of a woman hailing from foreign country. "To the families of the men who contacted them, they appeared as genuine. However, as the date of the first meeting approached they asked the men or his family to transfer them money online. They claimed to be struck in a problem or having been involved in a car accident etc," the DSP added.

The accused are Harbans Lal, 45, and Gurmeet Kaur, 42, hailing from Bar...