Published On : Mon, Sep 5th, 2016

Girl duped of Rs 36,000 in online deal through Quikr

Online Fraud

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Nagpur: A trickster misused the classified advertising platform Quikr to cheat a girl through online shopping to the tune of Rs 36,000. Lakadganj police, on the basis of a complaint has booked the accused named Sanchit Kumar Oberoi of Delhi under the IPC and IT Act and searching for him.

According to police, the Quetta Colony resident Purva Natthu Sodani (19) had seen an advertisement on Quikr website put up by the accused Sanchit Kumar Oberoi between March 3, 2016 and June 6, 2016. Subsequently, Purva contacted the mobile phone number 07289806967 mentioned in the advertisement and booked a set of lipsticks on March 18. The accused Sanchit asked her to deposit an amount of Rs 5200 in the account (0714001002217) at ICICI Bank, Chhapru Nagar Branch. Accordingly, the accused trickster initially supplied the stuff in order to win her trust. Trusting the deal by the accused, Purva again deposited Rs 7000 on March 28 and Rs 4000 on March 30 and booked cosmetics and dresses worth Rs 10,850. However, since some dresses were not liked by Purva, she sent them back to the accused who also assured to replace them.

In the meanwhile, Purva spotted an advertisement of iphone S6 and booked it on June 6, 2016. The trickster told her to deposit Rs 31000 in the Axis Bank, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi, account 915020053929214. However, this time, the accused Sanchit Kumar did not send the S-6 iphone nor replaced the dresses worth Rs 5000. Purva tried to contact four mobile phone numbers 07289806967, 09811286355, 09818877694 and 08130654884 but were found switched off. No replies were sent to Purva’s SMSes either. Purva realized soon she was folled and duped of Rs 36,000.

Lakadganj API Nile has booked the accused Sanchit Kumar Oberoi, most probably the fictitious name, under Section 420 read with Sub-Section 66(D) of IT Act and searching for him.