Woman, son arrested for cheating person in Delhi
A 45-year-old woman and her son were arrested for allegedly cheating women by engaging with them in conversations and stealing their jewelry, police said on Monday. The accused, Shanti Devi, and her 20-year-old son, Praveen, were arrested following raids at their house in west Delhi's Raghubir Nagar, they said. Here are more details on this.
Mother, son used to steal jewelry while engaging in conversation
The mother and the son with their associate, who was absconding, used to steal jewelry from women after engaging them in a conversation, police said. The matter came to light after a woman who was targeted by the mother and son approached the police in south Delhi's Malviya Nagar area in her complaint on April 9.
The woman's jewelry was stolen while at a hospital
The woman alleged that she was at a hospital with her sister-in-law for some check-up, when the accused woman entered into a conversation with her and took away her earrings, pendant set, and a finger ring, according to police.
Case registered under Section 420 and Section 34 of IPC
Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Atul Kumar Thakur said, "Based on the complaint, we registered a case under Section 420 (Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) and 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of Indian Penal Code and initiated an investigation." During the probe, CCTV footage of nearby areas was checked, Kumar mentioned.
Suspects were nabbed after raids were conducted
After the identity of the suspects was known, raids were conducted at Raghubir Nagar from where they were nabbed, he said. The accused woman told police that she committed the offense with her son and one of her associates. They sold the victim's jewelry to some unknown persons, the DCP said.
The accused disclosed their involvement in another case of cheating
The woman and her son were arrested and produced before the court wherein she was remanded to judicial custody and her son was taken to one-day police custody remand to recover the cheated jewelry and to arrest the co-accused, the officer The accused also disclosed their involvement in another cheating case registered at Ambedkar Nagar Police Station, police said, adding further investigation is underway.