Palghar: According to a police report, 33-year-old woman from Maharashtra’s Palghar district was allegedly cheated of ₹ 3.80 lakh by a man she met on a matrimonial website.
Speaking to media, the senior officials said that an employee of a private firm, the victim came in contact with UK-based Bavin Deve Gouda on a Marathi matrimonial website in July.
In addition to this, they added that the accused had allegedly told the victim that he will be travelling to Mumbai to meet her and he was sending her a gift through a courier service.
The victim was later allegedly informed by the accused that the parcel was held up by an inspection agency and she would have to pay a penalty to get it.
Furtherly, the officials said that in the process, the victim was conned of ₹ 3.80 lakh, an amount which she kept depositing in a bank account given by the accused over a period of time.
While addressing the media, Sachin Navadkar, Palghar police PRO, said that an offence under sections 420 (cheating) and 406 (criminal breach of trust) of the IPC was registered in this regard on Tuesday and further probe is underway.