Coimbatore cybercrime police arrest man who duped beauty parlour owners, makeup artists of several lakhs

Published - July 09, 2024 11:41 pm IST - COIMBATORE

The cybercrime police in Coimbatore city on Tuesday arrested a 29-year-old man who duped several beauty parlour operators and makeup artists, by assuring them partnerships in fashion shows.

M. Gowtham, 29, a resident of Irugur in Coimbatore, was arrested based on the complaint lodged by one of the victims.

The police said that he lured gullible victims using an Instagram account. Instagram posts said that orders would be given to parlour owners and make up artists for fashion shows to be conducted in the city.

One of the victims lost ₹1.5 lakh and approached the cybercrime police. The investigators found out that Gowtham had been operating the scam for the past three years.

The police suspect that more victims would have been cheated by Gowtham. Victims are advised to contact Coimbatore city cybercrime police or sub-inspector Thamarai kannan at 94982 04290 at the earliest.

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