Hyderabad: The Rachakonda cybercrime police on Tuesday arrested a Nagpur-based conwoman, who cheated a city based housewife on the pretext of selling her coal seeds used in pharma companies. The suspect has been identified as Dipali Nithish Patil, 32. Dipali along with her associates had cheated others too across the country.
According to the police, in January 2014, the gang contacted the housewife in the city and lured her to purchase bitter cola seeds from Indian dealers. They told the victim that she could sell the seeds to pharma companies and earn profits. They also convinced her that a UK based pharma company was purchasing seeds from their Indian firms.
“The victim an MBA graduate checked the internet and found that pharma companies indeed used cola seeds. Convinced, the victim deposited Rs 4.70 lakh between January and June,” said Rachakonda commissioner Mahesh Bhagwat.
After paying the money, when the victim did not receive the seeds, she realised that she was duped and approached the police.
“The gang called the victim from various mobile phone numbers obtained in the UK to win her trust,” said the police. Following the complaint, the police investigated and identified the bank accounts into which the gang asked the victim to deposit the money.