The Sahid Nagar Police on Wednesday arrested a woman hailing from the neighbouring West Bengal for allegedly befriending a youth and looting around Rs 10 lakh cash and other valuables from his house.
The accused woman, whose real name is Pihu Biswas, hails from Kolkata. She was arrested from Baliapanda in Puri where she lived.
The accused allegedly befriended a youth from Bankual area in Bhubaneswar by introducing herself as a staff of a reputed college. Later, she visited the youth’s house on August 15 and looted Rs 10 lakh cash, ornaments and other valuables after sedating him.
Giving details of the case, Sanjeev Satpathy, ACP (Zone 5), Bhubaneswar said, “The woman befriended the youth over WhatsApp by introducing herself as an employee of a reputed college. She also claimed to be an insurance agent and visited the youth’s house.”
“She spent the night at the youth’s house and served him prasad laced with sedatives. When the youth fell unconscious under the effect of the sedatives, the accused woman ran away with Rs 10 lakh in cash, jewellery, cell phones, ATM cards and other valuables,” Satpathy said.
The senior policeman added that following Biswas’s arrest, gold ornaments worth Rs 5 lakh and some cash were seized from her possession.
Sources meanwhile said that the woman was earlier arrested in Kolkata for similar frauds.
The police are investigating if more people were entrapped by the woman in the past. The police also appealed to people to come forward if anyone has been cheated by the accused woman.
It is worth mentioning here that recently a woman identified as Angel Priya was arrested by Sahid Nagar police for duping people by creating fake profiles on Facebook and identifying herself as a doctor, beautician and nurse.