18-year-old duped of Rs 85k for admission, 2 held

  • Jayprakash S Naidu, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Aug 18, 2016 00:35 IST
The accused have given in writing to the police that they shall return the girl the amount. (Bachchan Kumar/HT)

A group of two boys was arrested for duping an 18-year-old girl of Rs85,000 on the pretext of getting her an admission in a Juhu college while claiming that they know the trustees. The accused have given in writing to the police that they shall return the girl the amount.

The complainant secured approximately 79 to 80 per cent marks in her HSC examinations and wanted to get admission in Malini Kishore Sanghvi (MKS) College of Commerce and Economics in JVPD scheme in Juhu. She wasn’t sure if her score would be enough to bag the Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS) seat in the college.

She then came in touch with these two accused — Abhishek Singh, 25, a Jogeshwari resident and HSC dropout, and Ruhan Temrikar, 19, a salesman — through a friend.

The duo told her that they will get her a seat as they know the trustees of the college and demanded Rs 1.20 lakh for the same. About three to four weeks back she convinced her mother and paid them Rs 85,000.

“However, her name appeared in the merit list and she got an admission based on her marks. The accused then called her up and asked for rest of the amount lying that they have done their work. The 18-year-old cross checked their claims with the college authorities and caught their bluff. She then approached us with her mother,” said a Juhu police official.

An FIR was registered under Sections 419 (cheating by impersonation), 420(cheating) and 34 (act done by two or more accused with common intention) of the Indian Penal Code on Tuesday.

The accused were remanded to judicial custody on Wednesday after they agreed before the magistrate to return the entire amount. The Juhu police confirmed that they are in no way connected to the trustees and tried to fool the girl. The police said they will try to find out if these two accused have duped more students.

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