Visa consultant held for duping 10 doctors

HYDERABAD: A ‘consultant’ who duped a city doctor of Rs 2 lakh promising him a job in Australia was arrested by the Cyber Crime police, of Crime Investigation Department (CID) on Wednesday. Po

Published: 15th March 2012 03:22 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:35 PM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: A ‘consultant’ who duped a city doctor of Rs 2 lakh promising him a job in Australia was arrested by the Cyber Crime police, of Crime Investigation Department (CID) on Wednesday. Police said the conman duped nearly 10 other city doctors using the same modus operandi.

The arrested,  56-year-old P V Koteswara Rao, sent mails to several doctors offering to help them getting jobs in Australia. Being lured by the offer, a doctor replied to the mail. Introducing himself as the owner of Ponnuri Consultancy, Koteswara Rao convinced him.  “The doctor got convinced after Koteswara Rao dropped names of doctors who had managed to secure jobs in Australia through him. He also claimed that he knew some embassy officials very well,” CID officials said.

Rao took Rs 1 lakh from the victim and sent a fake job offer letter to him. Later, he collected another Rs 1 lakh for Australian visa processing and started to avoid the doctor since then. Failing to get a job or money back, the doctor approached police.

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