Cyber fraud: 3 of racket dupe by promising seats in Odisha medical college, arrested

Bolangir: Three cyber fraudsters of a racket allegedly duped several aspiring students by promising them seats for admission to Bhima Bhoi Medical College and Hospital (BBMCH) in Bolangir district. They were arrested yesterday separately from Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar and Phulbani by a team of police.

This was informed today by Bolangir SP Khilari Rishikesh Dnyandeo in a press conference held here.

All together eight persons are involved in the crime, of which three have been arrested so far. One of the accused had fled to Bengaluru City to escape the eyes of the police, the SP said mediapersons.

According to the official source, the cyber fraudsters cheated the daughter of one Brundaban Meher from Padmapur of Bargarh district. The aspirant student had not scored good marks in the NEET Exam this year. They promised the parents of the student a seat in a government medical college and convinced Meher to make a payment of Rs 17,000. Later, Meher had paid Rs 16.20 lakh to them.

Subsequently, the criminals gave Meher a fabricated letter for admission to BBMCH in Bolangir.

The racket was operating a fake organisation named Kalinga Academy in Bhubaneswar. The police probe team has seized five mobile phones, cash of Rs 1.90 lakh, six debit cards, four SIM cards and several fake documents from the possession of the cyber fraudsters, Bolangir SP expressed in the presser.

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