September 27, 2016 4:43:43 am
A 35-year-old woman has been arrested for allegedly cheating and extorting money from a Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) engineer whom she met through an online marriage portal.
The man has lodged a complaint with the Chaturshringi Police Station. Police said the 49-year-old complainant, is a resident of Ganeshkhind Road. He got married in 2005 and also has a daughter. According to the complainant, he registered his name and details on an online marriage portal before his marriage. Police said that the details were not removed from the portal after his marriage. In June 2016, he was contacted by a woman from Indore in Madhya Pradesh after she got his details from the website. Police said the woman allegedly contacted the complainant on the phone repeatedly and then befriended him. Later, the woman allegedly sent her photographs to the complainant on his WhatsApp number and also sent him messages.
Police said that she came to Pune on September 10 for her son’s education. She allegedly held a meeting with the complainant in Warje area. Police said the duo allegedly also had food together in a hotel.
Police said that the woman allegedly threatened to file a rape case against the complainant and demanded Rs 5 lakh from him for settling the matter. The complainant initially gave her Rs 15,000 and a gold chain. Then she again called him on September 15 and sent abusive message on his cell phone. The complainant again gave her Rs 2 lakh. Police said she continued to threaten the complainant and demanded more money and an apartment from him.
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The complainant then approached the police for help. Police have booked the woman under sections 384, 386, 387, 389, 504, 506 of the Indian Penal Code and sections of the Information Technology Act.
Police sub inspector U B Shingade of Chaturshringi police station said, “We have arrested the woman. She claims to be a personal trainer of aerobics and massage. Further investigation is on.”
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