Doctor duped, couple from Hubli held

A Karnataka couple has been arrested by the Delhi police on the charge of cheating a Delhi-based doctor of Rs 25 lakh by promising admission for his son to a medical college.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Economic Offences Wing) K K Vyas said: “Kiran Kumar S Magadi and his wife, Renu, both natives of Hubli, were apprehended from their hometown following a complaint from the doctor. The doctor, who was trying to get his son admitted to a Karnataka college, and his cousin were assured by Renu that her husband could arrange the admission as he had good connections.” 

According to the police complaint, the doctor’s cousin, who is also staying in Hubli, was promised by accused Renu that her husband Kiran Kumar Magadi could arrange an admission as he had good connections in reputed educational  institutions.

Expense statement

Subsequently, according to police, Kumar met the doctor and gave a handwritten statement on his letterhead, mentioning expenses of up to Rs 21,63,500, besides other expenses.  The couple also promised to refund the money if they failed to secure admission, police said.

After the doctor paid the amount in June 2010, he took his son to Manipal in August 2010.

The accused, accompanied by another person claiming to be the director of a medical college in Karnataka, met them and asked them to wait for some days. “Later, Kumar told the doctor that he could not arrange for the admission and sought some time for refunding the amount.

He allegedly gave two cheques for Rs 15 lakh and Rs 10 lakh to the complainant, but both of them bounced,” Vyas said.

Thereafter, Kumar switched off his mobile and absconded while his wife Renu kept on giving false assurances to the couple that the amount would be refunded at the earliest.

Two new cheques

She also gave two fresh cheques amounting to Rs 25 lakh from her personal account, but the cheques bounced again.

Vyas said Kiran is unemployed and his wife Renu is a housewife. The couple had allegedly spent the major part of the money on a pleasure trip to a South East Asian country.

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