Single Mother Duped Of Rs 66 Lakh By Man She Met Through Matrimonial Site

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Single Mother Duped Of Rs 66 Lakh By Man She Met Through Matrimonial Site

The woman, however, never met Panchal in person but used to be in touch with him via phone, e-mail as well as a messaging service.

Thane:  A 45-year-old Single mother living in Thane was allegedly duped of Rs 66.33 lakh by a 53-year-old man she came in contact with through a popular matrimonial portal, police said today.

The man, identified as Yagnesh Philipps alias Yagnesh Mohanbai Panchal, contacted the woman, who has been staying alone with her son since 1997, after she posted her profile on the website, a police official said.

Panchal had won the woman's confidence promising her that he would take care of her and her son, said inspector S A Medhe of Dombivli police station.

The woman, however, never met Panchal in person but used to be in touch with him via phone, e-mail as well as a messaging service.

Panchal, who claimed himself to be a businessman having a factory in Malaysia, told the woman that he needed loan as he has suffered financial loss.

"Believing him, the woman transferred Rs 66.33 lakh in various bank accounts on instructions of Panchal in a total of 15 transactions till July last year," Mr Medhe said.

However, she grew suspicious after Panchal stopped answering her calls, following which she approached local police where a case was registered last night in this connection.

Police have booked a total of 15 persons, including Panchal, under various sections of Indian Penal Code including cheating, and under appropriate sections of IT Act, the inspector added.

During investigation, police traced Panchal's address to Ahmedabad and said that they were in the process of dispatching a team there to nab him.

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