Taramani police have arrested a 24-year-old youth for allegedly cheating five inmates in a men’s hostel. He had collected money from them pleading that his father who was ill and his digital wallet was not working.
The police said the accused, Sachin Kumar, 24, from Bihar was a contract worker in the city. After collecting the money, Kumar switched off his mobile phone and escaped. His benefactors soon realised that they were duped and circulated the CCTV footage showing Kumar collecting money among the hostels in the locality besides lodging a complaint with Taramani police station. On Friday evening, when Kumar reached another hostel in Taramani, he was nabbed by the inmates and was handed over to the police.