Girls cheated by teenager of Rs 4.17 lakh for college admn
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Last Updated: Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 21:38
  
New Delhi: A youth and his friend were arrested in the national capital for allegedly cheating two girls of over Rs four lakh by promising them seats in a prominent city college, police said today.

The arrested have been identified as Hitesh (19), the alleged mastermind, and Shakti (21), Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Neeraj Thakur said.

The arrests came following complaints by 17-year-old Manisha and her neighbour 20-year-old Pallavi (both names changed). Manisha was seeking admission for a degree course while Pallavi was eyeing a seat in a post-graduate course.

Manisha was worried about her Class XII marks and whether she would be able to make it through the cut off percentage set by Delhi University.

In July, Manisha met Hitesh, who was allegedly posing as Amandeep, inside the college located in North Campus.

He allegedly convinced her of his "good connections" and promised her admission in the college.

"A deal was struck and her family gave Hitesh Rs 1.5 lakh in cash. Hitesh and Shakti told her that her admission into the college would be confirmed by the time the academic session began in August.

"They took all her original marks sheets and educational certificates as well. To convince her, they gave her a fake receipt of Rs 12,000 as payment of the college fees," Thakur said.

Pallavi was also seeking admission in the same College for a PG course and paid Rs 2.67 lakh to the duo. She was also allegedly given a fake receipt.

"Soon thereafter, Hitesh switched off his mobile telephone and the duo became untraceable," Thakur said. They lost money as well as all their original marks sheets and certificates.

Hitesh and Shakti were traced to their respective residences and arrested late last night.

Marks sheets and certificates belonging to Manisha have been recovered.

They told police that they have burnt the mark sheets and certificates of Pallavi. Part of the cheated amount Rs 70,000 has been recovered.

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 21:38


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