Six people involved in defrauding a woman through Facebook in police net
February 17, 2021 10:15 AM NPT
BAGLUNG, Feb 17: Police have arrested six individuals involved in defrauding a woman through electronic transactions.
Acting on a complaint of Meena Budha Magar of Dhorpatan Municipality-6, police held the defrauders on different dates after carrying out a detailed investigation into the defrauding case.
Magar registered a complaint with police on October 19 when she did not get a lottery along with goods from a facebook friend in return of money she sent on temptation.
"I felt cheated when I did not get the promised lottery and goods even after a long time," she said.
Meena first caught up with the Facebook user named ‘Donald Kinley’ through its messenger on September 22 last year. Their conversations became frequent through WhatsApp. One day the person shared with her that she got a conditional lottery containing a laptop package and 60,000 US Dollars. He set a condition that she has to pay a certain tax amount to obtain the lottery.
The 20-year Budhamagar started providing money through IME and IPS in pursuit of the lottery but it never came true. She deposited a huge amount of Rs 761,000 in the name of Santosh Shrestha, Puruswottam Wagle and Pradeep Sitaula on different dates.
The District Police Office, Baglung on Monday made public the prime accused of the incident. The arrested individuals are identified as Puruswottam Wagle, 37, of Devghat Municipality-5, Dinesh Pokharel, a temporary resident of Gaindakot Municipality-16, Nawalparasi, Pradeep Sitaula, 24, of Mechinagar, Jhapa and Santosh Shrestha, 22, of Bhume Rural Municipality of Rukum (East).
Police also arrested Milan Khatry, 25, of Gauradaha Municipality-5, Jhapa and a Pakistani national currently residing in Kathmandu metropolis-16 in the course of the investigation.
A case of organized crime has been filed against the arrested individuals and further investigation into the incident is still underway, shared Superintendent of Police (SP) Lokendra Shrestha. Search for other suspects is still on, police sources said.