Madhya Pradesh: Gwalior man held for duping woman of over Rs 2 lakh through matrimonial site

To take her into confidence, he also sent his appointment letter to the complainant, a senior police officer said.

Staff ReporterUpdated: Wednesday, October 06, 2021, 02:07 PM IST
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New Delhi/Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): A 28-year-old man from Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh has been arrested by Delhi police for allegedly cheating a woman on pretext of providing discount on Apple products through a matrimonial website, police officials said.

The accused has been identified as Prateek Shrivastava, police officials said on Wednesday.

In a complaint lodged at Defence Colony police station, the woman said that she met the accused through on the matrimonial site and Shrivastava introduced himself as an employee of Apple company.

To take her into confidence, he also sent his appointment letter to the complainant, a senior police officer said.

He told her that he could get a 40 per cent discount on Apple products.

On the assurance, the complainant paid Rs 62,800, Rs 63,000 and Rs 86,000 to Shrivastava for two laptops and iPhone-12.

After sometime, the victim realised that she had been cheated so she approached police, the officer said.

During investigation, it was found that Shrivastava created a fake account of the matrimonial website.

His location was traced and a trap was laid to nab him, Deputy Commissioner of Police (south) Benita Mary Jaiker said.

One laptop and one mobile phone used in commission of the crime were recovered from his possession, police said.

(With input from PTI)

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