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‘Beauty in Italy’ cheats divorcee over marriage

Published Sep 20, 2019, 1:59 am IST
Updated Sep 20, 2019, 2:00 am IST
Woman claimed she worked in Italy, victim cheated of Rs 30 lakh.
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BENGALURU: The Cyber Crime police have registered a case of on elusive Indian girl who promised marriage and cheated a person to the tune of Rs 30 lakh in Chikkaballapura.

According to police, Muniraju, a divorcee had uploaded his profile in a Kannada matrimonial website seeking proposals for remarriage.


He got acquainted wiht her through a whatsapp chat. The girl from the other side claimed that she had liked him after going through his profile. She also expressed her desire to marry him.

The police explained that the victim Muniraju was blown over by the beauty of the woman when she sent him her picture.

The woman at the other side claimed that she hailed from India and was presently working in PepsiCo company in Italy. She further told him that his profile was seen by her family members and they had also liked him.

The accused promised him that once she returned to India she would marry him. The chat between the two continued for two months and Muniraju was on the Moon for having got such a beautiful woman as his prospective life partner.

The accused had asked Muniraju to transfer some money to her account to book tickets from Italy to India to which he promptly obeyed. He got another call from her saying that she had reached New Delhi and the customs officials had problem with her as she was carrying currency worth Rs 1.5 crore.

She told him if duties were paid, the officers would release the entire amount. Once she comes out of the airport she will meet him to return all the money only if he transfers Rs 27 lakh into her account.

An unsuspecting Muniraju promptly transferred the money. As soon as she got the money, her phone went switched off and there was no response from her side.

Finally, Muniraju got suspicious and checked the bank accounts to which he had transferred Rs 30 lakh till then. It became known to him that all were fake accounts. Muniraju has filed a complaint with Chikkaballapura Cyber Crime police station and investigation is on.

Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru