VILLUPURAM: A 37-year-old man from Bangalore was arrested on Tuesday for cheating a person of Rs 17 lakh by giving a false assurance that he would arrange a seat for his daughter in a private medical college.
According to police, Rajendiran (48) of Muthuvel Layout got introduced to Seenuvasan (37) of HSR layout in Bangalore through some of his friends. Seenuvasan told Rajendiran that he had close contacts with the management staff of some private medical colleges in Bangalore and Tamil Nadu and that he could easily arrange a seat for his daughter in one of the colleges. Believing him, Rajendiran gave Rs 17 lakh to Seenuvasan on December 17, 2014 to arrange a seat for his daughter in a private medical college. But Seenuvasan did not do so and also refused to return the money. He even reportedly issued a death threat to Rajendiran.
Following this, Rajendiran lodged a complaint with the Villupuram district crime branch. During enquiry, police found that Seenuvasan was involved in such cases and that six cases were filed against him in Bangalore and one at Tirupur. They also found that he was currently lodged in a jail at Bangalore. Subsequently, Villupuram crime branch inspector Johinder went to Bangalore and brought Seenuvasan to Villupuram on Tuesday. He was presented before the judicial magistrate on Tuesday evening and taken back to Bangalore.