Ooty planter’s ‘daughter’ dupes two Bengaluru businessmen of Rs 19 lakh | Bengaluru News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Two businessmen from the city have approached Sampigehalli police after a woman, posing as the daughter of a planter in Ooty, duped them of money.
While the 28-year-old realtor lost Rs 6 lakh to Kamala of MCECHS Layout, Sampigehalli, the 34-year-old businessman hailing from Kanakapura claimed she took Rs 13 lakh from him.
Police said the businessmen knew each other formally as they were common friends of the suspect.
Police have no other details of Kamala who befriended the men saying her father owns a tea estate in Ooty.
Saying her black money got stuck in Kerala and she needed some cash to get it, Kamala borrowed money from them. Cops have registered a First Information Report (FIR) against Kamala under IPC 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property).
“Our probe is in the initial stage now and the accused’s mobile phones are switched off,” a police official said.
The businessman stated in his complaint that he met the woman earlier this year through a matrimonial website. “We became friends and one day, she took me to her house. Later, she took me to an under-construction building in Dollars Colony and said it was her house. That day, she requested me for Rs 3 lakh, saying she needs to pay towards interior decoration. I gave her the amount. One day, she displayed a video showing currency bundles and claimed her black money was stuck in Kerala. She took Rs 7 lakh from me to get it back. Some days later, she took Rs 3 lakh more, saying she will be shifting to a rented accommodation. Also, she has purchased a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) after raising a vehicle loan from a bank in my name. After that she remained incommunicado,” he said.
The realtor’s complaint too ran on similar lines. “We became friends in January 2020 when she approached me seeking a house on rent. Later, she told me she owns many properties in the city and I should look after them as a manager. However, I refused. One day, she displayed a video of a currency bundle and stated that it was her black money. A few months back, she took Rs 6.5 lakh from me saying she needs it to bring back the black money,” he claimed.

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