Tamil superstar Arya’s impersonators arrested: “My ordeal is over”
Arya said he was concerned about the woman who was duped in his name. “I wanted her trauma to stop. Someone was using my name to not just fleece her of her money but also to abuse her emotionally"
Tamil star Arya, his wife and family have been facing a peculiar trauma for the past one year. Two men had been impersonating Arya on the internet; they cheated a Tamil woman in Germany of nearly 75 lakh rupees and promised to marry her, all the while pretending to be Arya.
Arya’s ordeal ended when the cybercell arrested Mohammad Arman and Mohammad Hussaini of Pulianthope for impersonating Arya.
In an exclusive conversation after the arrest, Arya said, “Yes our ordeal has ended. My family knew I had nothing to do with this. But still it was deeply disturbing for my entire family to have someone duping that poor woman in my name.”
More than his own innocence, Arya was concerned about the woman. “I wanted her trauma to stop. Someone was using my name to not just fleece her of her money but also to abuse her emotionally which to me was not only inconceivable but inexcusable”.
Arya says he approached the cybercrime cell for help. “They were most helpful and kind. They extended all help to me. A lot of cases like these take months and years to be solved. But my case was solved in no time at all after I complained to the cyber cell.”
When asked if Arya intends to take action against the two imposters he says, “What more can I do with them? They are already arrested and exposed. As far as I’m concerned the law will deal with them . But my worry is for people who get duped on the internet by ruthless scamsters. Please do not fall for such imposters who use names of celebrities to trap unsuspecting civilians. It amazes me why that lady believed that I would ask her for money knowing I am a busy actor making a decent living.”