Sources said the JJ Nagar police received a complaint on December 31, 2014, from one Asha Manoharan that she and her two friends lost Rs 35 lakh each in 2011 to Hemnath, who promised to get medical seats for their wards.
When Asha demanded her money back, Hemnath allegedly refused and instead threatened her of dire consequences. The JJ Nagar police registered a case (Crime No 789/2015) but the case was forwarded to the Central Crime Branch as the amount was above Rs 50 lakh. Now, the endowment document fraud (EDF-II) wing has registered a case and arrested Hemnath.
Hemnath and Chitra got engaged last year, and registered their marriage a few months ago. In the wee hours of December 9, she was found hanging inside a hotel room on the city outskirts. After questioning him or six days, the Nazarethpet police arrested him on the charges of abetting her suicide. The arrest happened a day before he was supposed to appear before the Revenue Divisional Officer for inquiry. Hemnath was later produced for inquiry, and now has been arrested in the second case.