A couple was arrested for allegedly cheating a Delhi-based doctor of Rs 25 lakh by promising him an admission for his son in a medical college in Karnataka, police said on Saturday.
The couple spent the major part of the defrauded amount in a pleasure trip to a south-east Asian country.
Kiran Kumar S Magadi and his wife Renu, residents of Hubli in Karnataka, were apprehended from their hometown, following investigations into the complaint by the doctor, said KK Vyas, deputy commissioner of economic offences wing.
The doctor was assured by the couple that they could arrange an admission for his son in a reputed medical college. “The doctor was trying for his son’s admission in Karnataka and was assured by Renu that her husband can arrange it as he has good connections,” Vyas said.
Kumar allegedly posed as an important functionary of various organisations in Karnataka and Delhi, and assured the doctor that he is well known in Karnataka and was in a position to arrange the admission.
He allegedly told the doctor that he has secured around 100 admissions in Russia and a number of admissions in Karnataka, police said.