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Bengal medical seat aspirant cheated of Rs 27 lakh, consultant arrested

The victim has complained that a educational consultant collected Rs 27 lakh to help her obtain a medical seat.

By: Express News Service | Bangalore |
December 10, 2014 8:52:16 pm

An educational consultant was arrested by the Cubbon Park police in central Bangalore for allegedly cheating a West Bengal student to the tune of Rs 27 lakh by promising her a medical seat in a prestigious college.

The accused person has been identified as Chaitanya, a resident of Marathahalli in Bangalore. The victim identified as Piyali Goshal from West Bengal had approached the consultant three weeks ago over the telephone after finding his number on a public display banner, Deputy Commissioner of Police Sandeep Patil said.

The victim has complained that Chaitanya collected Rs 27 lakh in cash to help her obtain a medical seat, but did not arrange a medical seat or return her money. The educational consultant was arrested at his office in Malleswaram.

The police investigation has revealed that Chaitanya as an engineering graduate from a private college in Anekal and opened an educational consultancy called Princeton. He promised the West Bengal candidate a medical seat in any of the prestigious medical colleges in Bangalore and collected Rs 27 lakh from her.

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The investigation has revealed that the accused spent Rs 11.70 lakh to purchase gold jewels for his fiancee. The police recovered the gold and Rs 13.8 lakh in cash.

“We have recovered Rs 25.5 lakh from the accused. Further investigations are on to find out whether he cheated others,” DCP Patil said.

“Chaitanya told us that he cheated only one student from West Bengal. We suspect he might have cheated others too. The public can contact the police if they have been cheated by the same person,” the DCP said.

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