Gurgaon, May 17 (IANS) A 24-year-old woman IT professional hailing from Odisha was duped of nearly Rs.7 lakh by a Delhi-based ‘friend’ who has since been booked in the case, Gurgaon Police said on Tuesday.
Ronak Singh, a resident of south Delhi’s Saket locality, was booked on charges of cheating and criminal intimidation at Gurgaon’s women’s police station.
Victim Shalu said in her police complaint that she met Singh through a common friend last year.
Police officer Chandrakanta said Singh duped Shalu of over Rs.6.80 lakh on the pretext of using the money for his sister’s marriage.
The complainant, who lives here in the upscale DLF-1 area, said the accused threatened her of dire consequences whenever she asked for return of money.
“We have registered a case against the accused and are investigating,” Chandrakanta said.