An elderly man at a finance company in Mumbai has been duped of Rs 1.3 crore after a woman promised to marry him. The woman had asked for the money after promising to marry him and take care of him in his old age.
Jeron D’Souza, a resident of Malwani in Malad has now filed n FIR at Andheri Police alleging that a woman named Shalini Singh befriended him on the pretext of marriage, and then cheated him of more than ₹1 crore rupees. D’Souza had filed the complaint in December 2020 and a case was registered on Thursday.
According to the police complaint, D’Souza had transferred the money to Singh’s account last year after she proposed to him and told him that she would invest that money to start a business so that they could divide the profit between them, reports Hindusthan Times.
In 2010, D’Souza had sold his father’s plot near the domestic airport at Santacruz and had received 20 per cent of the sale price, which had amounted to Rs 2 crore. Eventually, he invested the money in four fixed deposits in a private bank, where Singh works.
In 2019, D’Souza collected a huge amount by way of interest on the fixed deposits. “Singh thereafter befriended D’Souza and soon the two started meeting in restaurants for lunches and dinners,” said a police officer according to the HT report.
Soon after receiving the cash, Singh cut off contact with D’Souza and fled off with the money to her village and allegedly married someone else, reports Times of India.
D’Souza soon realised how he had been cheated and wrote an application to Andheri police as the bank, where Singh an employee, was located within their jurisdiction.
In another incident, a senior citizen was duped by a college girl after the elderly woman sought her younger neighbour’s help for money transactions and mobile management in Delhi’s Nehru Vihar.
The girl was arrested for duping her elderly neighbour of Rs 2,38,000 between November 2019 and March 2020 after the woman’s son came to know about the unauthorised transactions and lodged an FIR with the cyber cell of North District.
Accused Swati ( name changed ) disclosed that the woman who was duped is her neighbour, who used to seek her help for money transactions and mobile wallet management. In November, the victim received a new debit card and asked her for the generation of PIN number as she was not well acquainted with that. On her request, Swati accompanied the victim to an ATM and generated her new PIN number.