BOY PROMISED ADMISSION IN COLLEGE, CHEATED OF 1.64 LAKH
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.”