Boy promised FYJC seat, cheated of `1.64 lakh

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Arvind Walmiki arvind.walmikii@hin­dus­tan­times.com

A man cheated an 18-year-old boy of Rs1.64 lakh un­der the pre­text of se­cur­ing him first-year ju­nior col­lege ad­mis­sion in a Thane col­lege.

The ac­cused has been iden­ti­fied as Nikhil More. The po­lice have still not traced him.

More, a res­i­dent of Khar­tan Road near Thane sta­tion, was the boy’s neigh­bour. Af­ter the SSC re­sults were de­clared in June, More told the boy to pay him Rs 2lakh in ex­change for a seat in a Thane col­lege by the first week of July.

“The boy was car­ried away by More’s prom­ise, as it sounded con­vinc­ing. More met and con­vinced the boy’s fam­ily too. The fam­ily paid him Rs1.64 lakh,” said a po­lice con­sta­ble from the Thane Na­gar po­lice sta­tion.

Af­ter get­ting the money, More did not re­spond to the boy’s calls and mes­sages. He left for his na­tive place a week ago.

“More told the boy he had con­tacts in all Thane col­leges. We went to More’s house but he was not there. He has been ab­scond­ing. We have charged him un­der sec­tion 420 of the In­dian pe­nal code,” said the po­lice.

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