Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (JD/MS)
Udupi, Nov 30: A youth was cheated for Rs 5 lac by two persons, who promised him of providing job in the United Kingdom (UK) or Canada.
Royson Antony Baretto, a resident of Tonse Kallianpur is the victim and Odrine D’Souza, a resident of Kelakarlabettu, Nejaru village and Raju Katia are the alleged accused.
According to a complaint filed by Royson, Odrine promised him to provide a job either in the UK or Canada and said that the charges would be Rs 5 lac. She also said that the amount needs to be paid in two instalments of Rs 2.5 lac each.
Malpe police station (file photo)
Royson paid Rs 2.5 lac as first instalment to the bank account of Raju Kaita who is said to be residing in Bahrain. Odrine spoke to the second accused Raju over phone and got the money transferred. When there was no sign of visa even after three months, the victim met first accused Odrine and called second accused Raju Kaita. The accused asked the victim to pay the second instalment and assured him that the job will be done after the payment.
Victim Royson transferred Rs 2.5 lac to the bank account as second instalment. However, the accused did not provide visa and on asking him to return the money, the latter threatened him with dire consequences.
A case in this connection has been registered in Malpe police station.