Ludhiana teen duped of 45,000 cash in bank

The two fraudsters asked the victim to deposit money for them
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Updated on Dec 04, 2020 12:01 AM IST
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Hindustan Times/Ludhiana | By, Ludhiana

Two fraudsters pretending to be bank customers duped a teenager who had gone to deposit cash of 45,000 on Wednesday.

The 17-year-old victim’s father Pramod Kumar of Sarup Nagar, who owns a meat shop, had sent his son to the bank to deposit 45,000. However, when the Class-10 student was standing in queue to deposit the cash, two men sought his help in filling the deposit form. They then claimed that they were in a rush and requested him to deposit 20,000 cash in their account.

The accused ostensibly handed the teen the cash that was wrapped in cloth and told him it was 65,000. They told him to deposit 20,000 in their account and the rest in his account. The victim handed them his 45,000 and after they left realised that the cloth contained bits of paper.

The victim immediately cold his father who informed the police. Assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Surinder Singh, who is investigating the case, said a case had been registered under Section 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The police have been scanning CCTVs to identify the accused.

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