In India there is a growing number of female private detectives who specialise in pre-matrital and matrimonial investigations. Parents hire them to investigate and do background checks on their future daughter in laws or son in laws. It doesn’t end there, many couples now also employ them to catch a cheating partner.
Bhavna Paliwal, is Delhi’s most famous private detective and the owner Tejas Detective Agency in an interview with The Guardian said “I get three to four calls a day, sometimes more,” she says. The rate for a pre-matrimonial assignment – discovering the details of “salary, character, family status, and, if it’s a man, whether he drinks, smokes, gambles” – ranges from 50,000 to 150,000 rupees (£510-£1,530). The rate for cases involving married couples depends on the nature of the job, and can run into millions of rupees”.
Akriti Khatri, the 28-year-old head of Venus Detective also shared in the interview that most of her work now comes from the corporate world. “I get a call from this guy, at a senior level in a big company. He tells me, I am having an affair with an employee, a married woman. I am calling you because I think she is having another affair, and I want you to find who the man is,” says Khatri.
She also said she sells spy equipments that can help her clients, “You fit it inside the cellphone of the person you are targeting. I give you an email and password and you can track everything they do via the phone – calls, texts, WhatsApp, Facebook, the photos they take, the videos they record. It even tracks their physical movements.”
Read full interview here
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