5 held for taking woman for a ride through online dating app

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5 held for taking woman for a ride through online dating app

Saturday, 09 January 2021 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

Delhi Police has arrested five men, including three from Nepal and one from Nigerian on Friday for allegedly cheating a woman in southwest Delhi’s Kishangarh area. The accused duped the women to the tune of Rs seven lakh after coming in contact with her through an online dating app.

The accused have been identified as Prakash Gurung (24), Paras Mehto (25), Ankit (20), residents of Nepal, Vinay Kumar (25), a resident of Bihar and Chijioke (37), a resident of Nigeria.

According to Ingit Pratap Singh, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Southwest district, police received a complaint where the complainant alleged that she met one Dr Vijay Giri in one of the online dating apps.

“Later, they became friends and started chatting on Whatsapp. Giri claimed that he is a US citizen and based in UK and wanted to meet her. Around 10 months later, she received a call from Giri that he has landed in Mumbai and stuck with customs officials for carrying foreign currency and extra luggage and needed money to pay fine and bribe,” said the DCP.

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