BENGALURU: A 35-year-old businessman was duped of Rs 60 lakh by a woman who befriended him through an online dating website in July 2017. In a complaint filed with the cyber crime police, the businessman stated that he met the woman through an online dating website. The woman identified herself as Arpitha and told him that she was from Kolkata.
Soon they exchanged their mobile numbers and became close. They often spoke over the phone and exchanged photographs too. After few days, she told him that her father has been admitted to the BM Birla Heart Research Centre and requested him to lend her some money.
Initially, he transferred Rs 30,000 to her account and after few days she requested for more money and he sent her money to two different accounts under the name of Rupali Majumdar and Kushan Majumder. Over the year, he had sent transferred Rs 19 lakh to Rupali Majumdar and Rs 40.7 lakh to Kushan Majumder’s account with multiple transactions.
Soon after she stopped contacting him and answering his calls. He realised that he was cheated and filed a complaint with the Cyber Crime police....