Man cons Bengaluru doctor, cheats her and friends of Rs 26 lakh

Man cons Bengaluru doctor, cheats her and friends of Rs 26 lakh
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Police have initiated a manhunt for the fraud, who identified himself as Ramamurthy, following a complaint lodged by the doctor They said Ramamurthy promised to marry the doctor, and also get her friends a job in the state health department The duo met each other earlier this year when the woman put out an advertisement in a local daily, seeking a bridegroom for herself

BENGALURU: Police have initiated a manhunt for the fraud, who identified himself as Ramamurthy, following a complaint lodged by the doctor. They said Ramamurthy promised to marry the doctor, and also get her friends a job in the state health department. The duo met each other earlier this year when the woman put out an advertisement in a local daily, seeking a bridegroom for herself.

The doctor, from Davanagere, lives in a southeast Bengaluru locality.

Within days of the advertisement being published, Ramamurthy called her and said he was interested in marrying her.This was followed by a flurry of calls and text messages and the two decided to meet in person. They met at a mall in Koramangala on September 30.

Fraudster claimed to be medical officer, the meeting was Ramamurthy’s sales pitch. He told the doctor he was a medical officer in the health department and a member of the recruitment committee. He said he could get clinical jobs for her relatives or friends in need. The doctor believed him and introduced a few of her relatives and friends to him.

“Ramamurthy collected Rs 22 lakh from my friends and relatives by promising government jobs. He took Rs 4 lakh from myself and they never got the jobs or returned their money,” she alleged in the complaint.While the job fraud was on, Ramamurthy collected the doctor’s Aadhaar card and other documents, saying he needed them to register their marriage. She trusted him and convinced her into entering into a sexual relationship with him. They met thrice in different hotels in the city.

Ramamurthy claimed to have fixed November 22 as the date for registering their marriage at the Seshadripuram sub registrar office. On November 20, he met her at a hotel. That was the last the doctor saw or heard of Ramamurthy. His phone has been switched off since.“The woman approached us on November 30 with a complaint. We will catch the suspect soon,” a police officer said.

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