Hyderabad: The LB Nagar police on Monday arrested a private college lecturer and his associate for cheating a city resident by promising him that his son would be provided an admission into the MBBS.
According to the police, city resident G. Paramesh Chary lodged a complaint with LB Nagar police alleging that one A. Venkata Ramaiah, 45, who runs AVR Institutions had offered MBBS admission in the management quota for his son and taken Rs 17 lakh. Mr Chary alleged that Ramaiah had taken a total of Rs 1.4 crore from three others and duped them. Police said a case against Ramaiah had been registered with the Jagtial police.
Following investigation, Ramaiah, a native of Puthirala in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh and a resident of Shiva-ganga Colony in LB Nagar, was apprehended along with his receptionist Y. Sravani, 27, of Nirmal.
Police said Ramaiah, a post-graduate in physics, had worked as a lecturer in a prominent junior college in the city. Later, he started own institute to train students for Neet at LB Nagar. He lured students by offering mediation in getting MBBS seats in B and C category in the management quota.
Explaining the modus operandi, police said Ramaiah gained the confidence of the parents of his students and collected money from them. His employee Sravani assisted him in the crime. When they failed to provide admission or return the money, two cases were registered against them at LB Nagar in Hyderabad and Korutla police station of Jagtial district.
Police said Rs 9.45 lakh cash, apart from a car, have been seized from the accused. Both Ramaiah and Sravani were produced before a court and sent for judicial remand....