Delhi: Man cheats woman after befriending her on matrimonial site
According to the police, Sanghavi convinced the woman that he was a successful businessman and owned a production house called Lemon Craft Productions and Films. The two became close and started chatting on Facebook.Updated: Jun 27, 2017 23:55 IST
Police on Monday arrested a 30-year-old for allegedly duping a woman and her family to the tune of R 17.5 lakh.
The man, Abhishek Sanghavi, a resident of Kutch, Gujarat, allegedly made a fake profile on a matrimonial website, posing as a successful businessman and befriended a woman, only to dupe her later.
According to the police, Sanghavi convinced the woman that he was a successful businessman and owned a production house called Lemon Craft Productions and Films. The two became close and started chatting on Facebook.
They eventually exchanged numbers. After talking for some time, Sanghavi found out that the woman’s brother wishes to study MBA and he suggested that he joins Mumbai’s Narsee Monjee Institute, police said.
Sanghavi allegedly convinced the woman that he knows people in the institute and can help her brother in getting the admission provided the family pays a fee of R 25 lakh. “After negotiations, the family agreed to pay Rs 17.5 lakh and the two decided to meet. This was the first time they met.
The woman went to meet him with her brother to give him money. After a payment of Rs.17.5 lakh, the family members became anxious and asked him for a receipt. They received a receipt in the name of the university, which later turned out to be fake on verification,” a senior police officer said.
After June 2015, his number was switched off and finding no other alternative, the girl filed a complaint with the Dwarka North police station and a case of fraud was registered. The police finally managed to track the person after an investigation that lasted for three months.
“We finally managed to track him down by finding the customer application form of his old number. We used the photo on the form to find his current social media profile and through that we were able to find the phone number that he was currently using. Airtel, the telecommunication service provider of his current number, helped us track him down in Mumbai where he was arrested from Thane, Mumbai on June 24,” a police officer said.
First Published: Jun 27, 2017 23:55 IST