The Central Crime Branch unit of the Bengaluru city police have arrested a 30-year-old youth from Chandigarh for allegedly cheating as many as 20 girls whom he found through matrimonial websites and promised to marry. Manoj Gogia alias Manav was arrested after police in New Delhi’s Saket station sought the assistance of the Bengaluru police in tracking him down in connection with a rape case registered against him on September 24.
The CCB police tracked down Gogia to a house in east Bengaluru and in the course of investigation found that he had been posing as an employee of the tech firm Apple to win the trust of young girls on matrimonial websites. The CCB found that Gogia who had been living in Bengaluru for the last four years had approached as many as 20 girls through matrimonial sites by posing as an Apple employee.
The CCB police said that Gogia told many girls that he could get them discounts upto 45 percent on Apple products since he was an employee and obtained money from them before vanishing into thin air. In some cases he also had physical relationships, police said.
Gogia has been handed over to the Saket police since no other cases have been registered against him. The CCB police have however asked people who fell prey to Gogia’s treachery to approach the police to file more complaints against him. “The CCB will also file fresh cases on the basis of the findings of the New Delhi police regarding the cheating of girls in Bengaluru,” an official statement from the CCB said on Saturday.