Gurugram HR manager tricked out of Rs 15 lakh by ‘friend’ she met through dating app: The Tribune India

Sanjay Yadav

Gurugram, July 30

A local resident working as a human resources manager in a private company was allegedly duped out of Rs 15 lakhs by a man after befriending her through a dating app.

The accused allegedly took out a loan of Rs 18 lakh through an online application in the name of a woman and later not only stopped paying the loan installment but even blocked her mobile number. An FIR was registered at Sushant Lok Police Station.

In a complaint, the Sector 42 resident said she worked as a human resources officer in a private company and came into contact with the accused Arsh Singh alias Utkarsh, a resident of Jawahar settlement, Faridabad, in December last through the dating app Tinder.

The woman in her complaint said: ‘He claimed he worked with Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and also introduced his mother Nidhi Singh as an Indian Air Force officer. Soon we became good friends and he promised to marry me. I trusted him and shared all my bank account and internet banking passwords. Taking advantage of my trust, he applied for a loan on my behalf through various online applications. When I got messages about the loan, I asked him. He answered correctly and said we were together and would stay together.

The complaint alleged that the defendant gradually took out a loan of Rs 18 lakh without his consent from different online applications in his name and transferred all the money to his account.

“Initially, he was regularly paying EMIs for Rs 3 lakh but later he stopped all communications and also stopped paying the remaining loan. He cheated on me under the pretext of marriage,” the woman added in her complaint.

Following the complaint, an FIR was registered against the accused under Sections 406 (criminal breach of trust) and 420 (deception) of the IPC at Sushant Lok Police Station.

“As per the complaint, an FIR has been filed and we are verifying the facts. The accused will soon be arrested,” said SHO Poonam Hooda.

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