‘RAW agent’ dupes Chandigarh woman of Rs 11 lakh, held

Chandigarh, November 20

A 42-year-old man, who allegedly duped a woman of Rs 11 lakh by posing as a RAW agent, has been arrested by the cyber crime investigation cell (CCIC) of the UT police.

The suspect has been identified as Nilutpal, a resident of Mathura.

The CCIC had received a complaint from a resident of Sector 38 (West), who reported that she met the suspect on Facebook in 2019. They became friends and started a conversation through Whatsapp and Telegram.

The suspect introduced himself as a RAW officer and told that the complainant that he was on a secret mission. He told her that he had received a bullet injury while serving the nation and was in urgent need of money.

The suspect won the complainant’s trust and demanded money from her citing different reasons — for operation, to pay rent and making some payments. The complainant, in good faith, paid each time when he demanded.

Later, the suspect sent a message through his friend to the complainant that he had died while performing his duty as a RAW agent and also sent photos of his body.

The complainant got suspicious and made a police complaint. A case was registered at the Maloya police station.