Bhopal: Woman duped of jewellery, cash worth over Rs 5 lakh

Bhopal: A 50-year-old woman was duped of her gold jewellery and cash worth over Rs 500,000 by miscreants including 4 women. They mislead her on pretext of helping her in getting gold loan by mortgaging her jewellery to save her home from being auctioned.

The incident occurred in 2012 whereas an FIR was lodged by TT Nagar police on Monday after a recent probe. According to TT Nagar police, 50-year-old Gyanwati Prajapati, wife of Laxminarayan lives in Sharda Nagar in Lambakheda. Her husband was a shop trader but following a murderous attack on him in 2010, he went into coma and lakhs of rupees has been spent by her in treatment of her husband.

The couple had taken home loan from UCO bank and after her husband went in coma. Consequently, she couldn’t deposit the monthly installments and one day she saw an advertisement in newspaper about auction of her home by the bank.  She took help of a woman Usha Raikwar of TT Nagar whose husband is a government contractor.

The accused suggested victim for taking gold loan by mortgaging her gold jewellery in Manappuram Finance Ltd for saving her home from being auctioned. The woman then took her 15 tola gold ornaments and silver jewellery and went to home of accused Usha where her accompalice Menka Manglani was present who introduced self as employee of Manappuram Finance Company.

The two other accused Brajmohan Songara and Sohan Pawar also reached Usha’s home demanded Rs 40,000 cash from Gyanwati as processing fee to avail gold loan which she provided. The accused mortgaged woman’s jewellery with Jahangirabad branch of Manappuram Finance and instead of providing loan amount to victim, they divided it amongst themselves. After several attempts when the woman failed to get gold loan, she asked accused for returning her jewellery. When they did not respond to her requests a police complaint was lodged by the victim.

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