The Romeo, identified as Pravash Raj is said to have made friends with 99 girls and, thus, earned the name “Anweshwata Raninka Raja” (King of 99 queens). Pravash, a resident of the Badamba area in Cuttack district, is a Class VI pass-out. However, he was impersonating as a doctor of the MKCG Medical College and Hospital, Berhampur, while making friends with girls.
According to police, Pravash’s modes operandi was to make friends through Facebook. After his “request for friends” is accepted, he used to invite the girlfriend to a mall and a place of entertainment.
In malls, he would offer them to buy new dresses. Once they enter a trial room with new attires, he was waiting outside holding their mobiles and money purses. After they lock the trial room from inside, he was decamping with the valuables.
In places of entertainment, he used to wait outside with their money purses and mobiles outside washrooms and lavatories. Once they go inside, he was fleeing away with the valuables.
Pravash was arrested three times earlier.
This time the Saheed Nagar police court-forwarded him after booking him under Section 420 of the IPC.