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Senior citizen in Mumbai duped of ₹50,000 by three men who offer her fake medical treatment

The trio treated the 62-year-old woman from Andheri (west) for two days after she paid them the sum, and then disappeared

mumbai Updated: Nov 30, 2017 16:46 IST
Jayprakash S Naidu
Jayprakash S Naidu
Hindustan Times
Three men cheated a 62-year-old woman of Rs 50,000 by promising to cure her of joint pain in her legs.(HT File)

A 62-year-old woman from Andheri was cheated of Rs 50,000 by three men who claimed they would be able to treat and cure her of the severe joint pain in her legs.

The DN Nagar police, who have registered the case, said that Neela Patel met the trio through a family friend with whom she had discussed her leg problem. The trio suggested that she undergo their treatment, which would cure her, and told her that it would cost Rs 50,000. After giving them the money, they treated her for two days, on November 14 and 16, and then disappeared

After a few days, Patel, a resident of Indian Oil Nagar in Andheri (west), finally approached the police, who have filed a complaint under sections 420 (cheating) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code.

“We have got a description of the accused from Patel, and are now checking CCTV cameras in the area to see if we can get their image. She has also given us a mobile phone number from which they used to call her. Our investigations are going in the right direction,” said an official from DN Nagar police station, who did not wish to be named.


First Published: Nov 30, 2017 14:56 IST