Pune: A woman was duped of Rs 80,000 by a trickster on the pretext of marriage. The accused duped the victim after contacting her on a matrimonial website.
Chinchwad police have registered a case against the accused who called himself as Rajendra Manor.
The accused lured the woman into his trap by posing as a doctor based abroad and made her transfer the amount of Rs 80,000 into his account.
According to the police, the victim registered herself on the website Bharat Matrimony and was approached by the accused who was also registered on the site. He assured her that he works abroad as a doctor and will come to India in February to marry her.
On February 23, 2018, the accused called up the victim and said he has arrived in India and was stranded at the airport. He told her that to clear his luggage through customs he did not have Indian currency with him and required money. The accused then asked the victim to transfer Rs 30,000 in his account which she immediately did.
However a few minutes later he called her up stating he had not received the amount in his account and gave her another account number.
The victim again transferred a sum of Rs 49,800 to the account. Later, when she tried to contact the accused, his phone was switched off. The woman tried to contact the accused over a period of four months and finally registered a case with Chinchwad police station on Tuesday.
The police have registered a case of cheating against the accused.