Visakhapatnam

Man held in medical seat fraud case

The cyber crime police nabbed a man here on Saturday for allegedly cheating a person and collecting Rs. 10 lakh assuring a medical seat to his daughter in JSS University in Karnataka in 2013.

Balabhadruni Venkata Suresh, a native of Rajahmundry and currently residing in Bengaluru, had approached Kanithi Venkata Rao, who was desperately trying for a medical seat for his daughter under the management quota in a medical college.

The accused, B.V. Suresh, got hold of the phone number of Venkat Rao, when the father accompanied his daughter to Karnataka where she appeared for the open entrance test.

According to ADCP (crime) S. Varada Raju, the accused convinced Mr. Venkat Rao that he could manage things and provide a seat for his daughter in JSS University for a sum of Rs. 26 lakh. Mr. Venkata Rao paid him Rs. 3 lakh on May 29, 2013 and Rs. 7 lakh on June 3.

Both the payments were made online through NEFT and RTGS.

Later, as his daughter did not get the seat, Mr. Venkat Rao demanded return of the amount. “The accused gave two posted dated cheques of Rs. 10 lakh and both got bounced. Mr. Venkat Rao filed a complaint in the Three Town (MVP Zone) Police Station,” said cyber crime inspector K. Satyanarayana Rao.

Since it was an online cheating case, the case was transferred to the cyber crime cell, and after about two-year chase, the accused was finally nabbed by Mr. Satyanarayana and his team near Bhanunagar in Maddilapalem on Saturday.

Similar cases

Mr. Satyanarayana informed The Hindu that the accused was earlier involved in similar cases in Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, and Karnataka.

“This apart, he also cheated another person of Rs. 10 lakh in Palasa. We are investigating the past record,” he said.



A resident of the city, who was trying for a medical seat for his daughter, was duped to the tune of Rs. 10 lakh




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