WOMAN SEEKS ASTROLOGER’S HELP, CHEATED OF `1.15LAKH
THANE: A 51-year-old woman, who wanted her estranged husband to return home, was allegedly cheated of Rs1.5 lakh here by a couple practising astrology, on a promise that they would unite the two again, police said today.
According to PSI SD Gavte of Wagle Estate police station, the victim ran a shoe shop in Ambika Nagar, Wagle Estate. Her husband left her 12 years ago and she desperately wanted him to return home.
After several efforts, when her husband did not come back, the accused couple-Lalit Mhatre and Subhangi Mhatrelured the woman into paying a sum of Rs1.5 lakh to them in November 2014 for performing a religious ritual, which would ensure his return.
However, after over a year when nothing materialised, the woman demanded a refund from the duo, following which, she was threatened with dire consequences, her police complaint said.
Now, the absconding accused have been booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and a hunt is on for them, police said. No arrests have been made in the case so far.