Talcher: A 28-year-old woman was arrested and produced before the court by Talcher police for allegedly duping a retired doctor of over Rs 4.5 lakh. Further investigation is underway in this connection.
As per the complaint lodged by Dr Bijay Kumar Pradhan, a resident of Baghuabol area here, Supriya Swain alias Deepa of Majhika village under Colliery police limits met him in disguise of a finance company agent. With her tricks, she won the retired doctor’s faith and developed a good rapport with him. Later, she managed to get his ATM card and bank details and withdrew a whopping of Rs 4,57,385 in instalments.
The victim got to know about the fraud when he updated his passbook of State Bank of India (SBI) and immediately lodged a complaint with Talcher police. Acting on the FIR, police immediately began an investigation and arrested Supriya under Section 420 of IPC.
“Two cases have been lodged against the woman at Talcher and Colliery police stations. The case registered at Talcher PS claims cheating of Rs 4.57 lakh while the case lodged at Colliery PS claims cheating of Rs 1.05 lakh. She was arrested on August 4 and is in judicial custody now. Investigation is underway in connection with both the cases,” said Angul SP Jagmohan Meena.