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Fake cop gyps senior citizen

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Mumbai: The Malwani police have registered a cheating case against a man, who allegedly duped an elderly widow of her gold bangles worth Rs 1 lakh. The incident took place when Shobha Futane (68) was walking towards her home after performing puja at a temple. According to her, the accused, impersonating as a cop, told her to take out her bangles which he would put in a box and give back to her for safety reasons. She followed his instruction. Next day when she opened the box, she found pieces of stones and mud inside. She then approached the Malwani police and lodged a complaint. A manhunt is on.