The accused somehow learned that children of victim’s relatives were seeking MBBS admissions and promised to get them seats in desired colleges. Trusting his words, the victim gave him Rs 4.95 crore to secure seats.
Chennai: A PhD scholar has recently been arrested by Entrustment Document Fraud Wing (EDF) of the Central Crime Branch (CCB) for duping five MBBS aspirants of Rs 4.95 crore by pretending to be a member of the National Entrance Eligibility Test (NEET) committee.
The accused in the case has been identified as a 42-year-old MSc (Chemistry) graduate and who recently acquired his PhD and had worked in Pondicherry University in 2013.
He came in contact with with a man, who was seeking MBBS admission for his relatives; in the year 2016. He introduced himself to be a member of the NEET committee and pretended to be someone who had a say in the medical admission process.
The accused developed a trust with the man and assured that he would secure seats for his relatives and tuned Rs 4.95 crore for the act.
When Senthilnathan developed suspicion regarding the admission, he asked for his money back. The accused claimed that he would be receiving crores of rupees through foreign sources and promised to return the amount soon.
When the man realized that he was duped by the trickster, he approached the city police commissioner.
A police officer informed the TOI, “The accused somehow learned that children of Senthilnathan’s relatives were seeking MBBS admissions and promised to get them seats in desired colleges. Trusting his words, Senthilnathan gave him Rs 4.95 crore to secure seats.”
The Medical Dialogues team had reported that two fraudsters in Udaipur were booked for allegedly duping a man of Rs 11 lakh under the pretext of providing a medical seat to his daughter in a city-based medical college.
The Medical Dialogues reported that Rs 40 lakh collectively was duped from one MBBS and one BAMS aspirants under the pretext of providing seats at renowned medical institutions in Nagpur.