Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - Live - - THANE - Arvind Walmiki

THANE: An 18-year-old boy from Thane was cheated of Rs1.64 lakh over first-year junior col­lege ad­mis­sion in a Thane col­lege. The ac­cused, Nikhil More, is at large.

More, who live at Khar­tan road near Thane sta­tion, does odd jobs. He and the boy are neigh­bours.

Af­ter the SSC re­sults were de­clared in June, More told the boy that he could get him ad­mit­ted in a Thane col­lege if he paid Rs2 lakh. He promised that he would get a seat by July first week.

A po­lice con­sta­ble from Thane Na­gar po­lice sta­tion said, “The boy got car­ried away by More’s prom­ise which sounded con­vinc­ing. Later, the boy’s fam­ily mem­bers met More, who con­vinced them too. In a month, the fam­ily paid More Rs1.64 lakh.”

Af­ter get­ting the money, More did not re­spond to calls and mes­sages. A week ago, he left for his vil­lage.

The po­lice said: “We found that the More had told the boy that he had con­tacts in all col­leges in Thane. We went to the ac­cused house but he was not there, he is ab­scond­ing. We have charged him un­der sec­tion 420 of the In­dian Pe­nal Code.”

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