Woman Arrested for Duping Rs 7.5 Lakh from Job Aspirant

Berhampur: A woman was arrested for duping Rs 7.5 lakh from a youth on the pretext of providing a job in Indian Railways.

The accused was identified as JMS Prava of Jhimani village.

She was accused of cheating S. Hitesh Patra of Gobindapur under Sorada police limits of Ganjam district.

Reportedly, Patra was in search of a job when his friend Kartika Sahu provided him with the name and address of Prava of Berhampur.

Subsequently, Patra met her near Sai Complex in Berhampur in June 2022. She assured him that he will get a job in Group ‘C’ post at Indian Railways if he paid Rs 11 lakhs.

Patra paid Rs 7.5 lakhs in various instalments to get the job. Prava provided a fake offer letter, ID card, appointment letter, and attendance card to him and demanded the rest amount of Rs 3.5 lakhs.

She was caught red-handed while trying to get the balance of money on Wednesday morning. She had cheated Patra by providing forged documents.

It is suspected that the accused has cheated more persons. Further investigation is underway.

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