Conmen flee with Rs. 1.25-lakh diamond ring
Two unidentified men duped an octogenarian of his diamond ring worth Rs. 1.25 lakh on Tuesday morning. HT reports.gurgaon Updated: Jan 30, 2013 01:15 IST
Two unidentified men duped an octogenarian of his diamond ring worth Rs. 1.25 lakh on Tuesday morning. The retired telecom secretary was at a garden close to his house in the posh Sector 15 (part 1) area when the incident happened.
According to the police, the victim, Girish Prasad Sangal, was at the garden for his morning walk when one of the conmen approached him acting as an acquaintance. The two men were standing near the parking area when Sangal was about to enter.
"He resembled one of my neighbours so I thought it was him. He touched my feet for blessings and said he had started a new transport business and it's his birthday today," Sangal said.
"After I congratulated him he said he had got a gift for me. But I said I would not accept any gifts from him," he added.
In the midst of the talks, the conman suddenly pulled out Sangal's ring and fled on a scooter where his accomplice was waiting.
"I returned home immediately and informed my family. The police control room was informed and a constable from the Civil Lines police station came and took a written complaint from me," Sangal said.
The police officials said they were investigating the matter to nab the accused.
Sector 15, located just off the Gurgaon expressway was developed by Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) and is home to serving and retired ministers, top Haryana police officers and government officials.