Nagpur: In two separate incidents of fraud, tricksters duped two medical aspirants collectively to the tune of Rs 40 lakhs, on the pretext of proving them seat in prominent medical colleges. The incidents occurred under the jurisdiction of Mankapur and Gittikhadan police stations.
In the first incident, a 56-year-old Vinod Ambadas Lokhande, native of Narkhed was duped of Rs 36 lakhs by group of four people, who lured him with a promise of allotting his son a seat in Indira Gandhi Medical College aka Mayo Hospital between August 13, 2018 and April 25, 2019.
According to police, the accused identified as Sumit Sushil Tiwari (28), resident of Jafar Nagar, Nikhil Giripuje (24), resident of Bhandara, Mohit Singh and Sujit Tiwari approached Lokhande with a promise of getting his son admission in Mayo Hospital for pursuing medical education, despite having low score in NEET 2018. In return, the accused sought Rs 36 lakhs from Lokhande. Driven by his son’s passion to become a doctor, Lokhande agreed to pay the amount. Subsequently the accused arranged a meeting in Friends Colony based Joshi Farsan Hotel, where they informed Lokhande about crucial details regarding their contacts in hospital and how they will seek to manage entire process with ease.
The accused took Lokhande for a round of Mayo Hospital along with all the documents required for the admission process. Winning Lokhande’s trust, the accused extracted a sum of Rs 36 lakhs between August 13, 2018 and April 2019 and sent verifications to him on Whatsapp. However, when they failed to deliver their promise of seat in the hospital, Lokhande approached Gittikhadan police station and filed a complaint.
On the basis of his complaint, Gittikhadan police have booked all the accused under section 420, 465, 468, 471 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and started the probe.
In a similar incident reported under the jurisdiction of Mankapur police, 20-year-old Nikita was duped of Rs 4 lakhs by her Amravati based relative.
Accused Sachin Dyaneshwar Arbat (36), a resident of Wathoda, Warud in Amravati promised Nikita of getting her a BAMS seat in Dr Rajendra Gode Ayurvedic Hospital in Amravati in exchange of Rs 15 lakh. However, after paying Rs 4 lakh, Arbat failed to keep his promise, following which Nikita lodged a complaint with Mankapur police station.
Mankapur police have booked Arbat under Sections 406, 420 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and are investigating further.
Centering plates worth Rs 1.5 lakh stolen from Outer-Ring Road site
Some unidentified miscreants fled with 159 centering plates used in construction of Outer-Ring Road near Amravati by-pass between Thursday and Friday.
The construction work of Outer-Ring Road near Amravati by-pass under the jurisdiction of Hingna police is being undertaken by MEPL Limited. According to police, between 4pm of Thursday and 4pm of Friday, no work was being carried out owing to holiday. In the meantime, some unidentified thieves entered the premises and filed with 159 centering plates to the tune of Rs 1.5 lakhs.
Following the compliant of Bhagwandas Gangadhar Kohad (45), resident of Flat. No. 524, New Nandanvan, Hingna police have booked unidentified accused under Sections 379, 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and started investigations.