A 32-year-old man has been arrested by Mathura city police in Uttar Pradesh for allegedly duping a woman here by posing as army personnel, an official said on Wednesday.
The complainant wanted to rent out her flat in Mumbai and had advertised on an online real estate portal, the Ghatkopar police officer said.
The accused called her and claimed that he worked in the Indian army and needed a rental apartment because he was transferred to Mumbai.
He then asked her for bank account details for online payment of the advance rent.
When she did, the man is said to have deducted Rs 88,000 from her account.
After the woman filed a complaint, the police located the man in Mehrana in Mathura district and arrested him with the help of the local police under IPC Section 420 (cheating).
Further investigation is underway, the police officer said.
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