Doctor posts plans of studying in London on Instagram, gets duped of Rs 9.63 lakh
Mumbai: A female doctor, who posted on Instagram expressing out her desires to pursue further studies in London was duped of Rs 9.63 lakhs by a miscreant who introduced himself as a captain in a shipping firm in London.
A case has been registered against the accused man under sections 34 (common intention) and 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and sections 66C (punishment for identity theft) and 66D (punishment for cheating by personation by using computer resources) of the Information Technology Act on Thursday.
As per a recent media report in Free Press Journal, the victim has been identified as a doctor working in a famous South Mumbai hospital and a resident of Byculla. The doctor always wanted to pursue her further studies in London and was saving money to bear the costs. She had also applied for a visa in order to travel to London. In her statement, she stated that she posted on Instagram mentioning her plans to visit London for further studies.