Hyderabad: A man from Uttar Pradesh extracted Rs.10.7 lakhs from a woman under the cover of a fraudulent matrimonial alliance. The victim is a Hyderabad resident who agreed to pay the amount under the conditions of marriage.
The accused was identified as Mohammed Hasib. He was a member of a con gang in Uttar Pradesh.
The woman came across the man on a matrimony site where he was using false credentials. He pretended to be a Canada-based doctor and used someone else’s picture on his profile. The woman became fascinated and established contact with him in October 2020. The accused told her that he had sent gold and diamond jewelry to her worth Rs.1 crore via a parcel in Delhi Airport. To retrieve the parcel she had to make a payment to the customs office.
Allegedly, another member of the accused’s gang called her posing to be a customs officials. He informed her that the parcel could only be retrieved after payment of Rs.10.7 lakhs. As required, the woman made the payment in the account number provided to her.
After the payment, all communications stopped abruptly. This was how the woman knew that she had been conned. She filed a complaint in the police station and the man was caught within weeks.
The accused was identified as Mohammed Hasib. He was a member of a con gang in Uttar Pradesh. On Saturday, he was arrested and brought to Hyderabad on a transit warrant.