Sivapakkiyam of Uthukuzhi was duped by a fraudster who reportedly persuaded her to part with gold jewellery weighing five sovereigns, at Pollachi on Friday.

The fraudster is said to have advised her not to wear jewellery while presenting a petition at the Sub-Collector’s office for getting financial assistance.

After helping her pack her jewellery, the fraudster vanished.

Investigations are on.

— Staff Reporter

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