Con couple: Decoding letters in German, and the nightmarish challenge of making an ISD call in 1988…

Con couple: Decoding letters in German, and the nightmarish challenge of making an ISD call in 1988…

Submitted by alvin on Wed, 2016-09-07 16:11 I looked through the case file once again. As I said there were some letters written in German. I thought if they are translated, I might get some clue. I took all the letters to Max Mueller Bhavan. It was on Lavelle Road in Bangalore those days.At the Bhavan, I introduced myself to the woman staffer who was in-charge and narrated the story of the German couple. I requested her help to get the letters translated to find some clue. There were ten letters.The lady asked for a couple of days to get the translation done.Two days later, I went to Max Mueller Bhavan and met the lady. She was ready with the translations. I collected the original letters with the English translations after thanking her for her help.The letters were written and addressed to Ulrike by her mother living in a remote German village. She had written to her daughter about how bad she felt when she left the family to get married to Michael D'Souza.Ulrike’s mother wrote that she had collected substantial information that Michael was a crook. He had cheated many people in Germany and the German police were looking for him. She also wrote how once when being chased by the German police, Michael escaped them by jumping out of a fast-moving  train.Ulrike’s mother also had information that Michael cheated a food