Patna trader loses Rs 5L in cyber fraud


PATNA: A 55-year-old city-based dealer turned a sufferer of cybercrime and was left poorer by Rs 5 lakh after he was duped on the pretext of getting a date with a girl.

The incident got here to gentle on Thursday night when the sufferer reached the Kotwali police station in Patna and lodged a criticism towards unknown individuals.

Initially, the complainant claimed that he had received the lottery. The caller requested him to come back to a specific lodge to gather the ‘prize’. When he reached there on Wednesday night, the accused took him at gunpoint and forcibly snatched his ATM card and transferred Rs 5 lakh from his account.

When the police officers pressed for extra particulars, the sufferer revealed the unique story.

“The complainant claimed that he was hiding the actual incident as it was embarrassing for him since it could ruin his image in family and society,” mentioned Sanjit Kumar, SHO of the Kotwali police station.

“We have registered an FIR under relevant sections of the IT Act as well as IPC sections against unknown persons and the investigation is underway,” Kumar mentioned.

The sufferer is a distinguished pharmaceutical dealer of Patna.

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