Indore: Engineering girl student among two conned

Indore: Two people, including an engineering girl student were conned and duped of Rs70,000 and Rs20,000, respectively. In first case, a farmer was reportedly duped of Rs70,000 by a person who lured him to give extra money in exchange of cash he had in Kanadiya area on Tuesday. The farmer went to a bank to deposit money where he met a conman. The footage of suspected conman was captured in the CCTV installed at the bank. According to Kanadiya police station incharge Anil Singh Chouhan, the incident took place outside a bank in Bicholi Mardana area. Pappu Yadav, a resident of Garipipliya village, lodged a complaint that he along with his relative went to the bank to deposit cash.

He stated that he was filling the deposit slip when a person approached him with a bundle of currency notes tied in a handkerchief and told him that he has found these currency notes at some place but he has no bank account to deposit it. Pappu further stated that the said person offered him Rs1 lakh in exchange if he would give him whatever cash he had. Pappu saw the bundle of notes and gave the accused Rs70,000 in cash which he brought to deposit. Pappu said that later he checked the handkerchief and found bundle of plain papers inside it. Realising that he was cheated he searched for the accused in the area but could not find him.

Pappu later informed the police about the incident. TI Chouhan said that footage of a suspect was captured in the CCTV and police have launched a manhunt to nab him. Chouhan said that suspect’s face is not very clear in the footage but he will be arrested soon. The CCTV footage has been circulated to other police stations too. Meanwhile, an engineering girl student was allegedly duped of Rs 20,000 and a laptop by a Bengaluru-based person who posed himself as a US army man. The girl had posted an advertisement in OLX after which the accused had contacted her.

Khajrana police station incharge Preetam Singh Thakur said that Anshika had posted an advertisement to sell her laptop on OLX. She was contacted by a man named Ford Edward who told her that he was an employee with US Army and he would buy her laptop for Rs40,000. Thakur said that Anshika agreed to the deal and sent her laptop to the accused through a courier service. The accused informed her that he would bought her laptop and deposit the money in her bank account but before that she had to send him Rs20,000. Anshika transferred Rs20,000 in a bank account given by the accused. Thakur said Anshika alleged in her complaint that the accused was now demanding Rs30,000 more in order to transfer Rs40,000, the money for her laptop. A case has been registered by the police and a search to identify the accused on the basis of his mobile number has been launched. Police said that the account in which the girl had transferred the money belongs to a bank in Bengaluru.

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