Physically-challenged man duped of Rs 1.72 lakh

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Jul 2018 10:20:26


Staff Reporter,

Police arrest one accused, launch manhunt for 3

A physically-challenged man was duped of Rs 1.72 lakh by a gang of four persons who promised to recover him from physical disability.
The accused are identified as Raju Thakur (24), a resident of Amravati; Manoj Jadhav (25) and Vijay Jadhav (24), both residents of Nagpur and owner of Balaji Pharmacy, Baidyanath Square. Victim Bharat Panjabrao Adhav (49), a resident of Flat No. 202, Shubhaprabhat Apartment, Adhyapak Nagar, Manewada came in contact with Raju Thakur (24) made tall claims of medicinal values of his medicine, according to PSI Bhavesh Kaware of Hudkeshwar police. Soon after, other accused also tried to convince him for the medicine.

The victim was desperate for better results and thought the medicine would be able to overcome physical disability. The victim purchased Ayurvedic medicine worth Rs 1.72 lakh from Balaji Pharmacy between June 12 and July 8 this year. When he found out that the medicine was not helping him to recover then he realised the fraud and approached Hudkeshwar police.

Hudkeshwar police have registered the case under Sections 406, 420 and 34 of IPC. The police have arrested accused Raju Thakur from Amravati and produced in the court. The court remanded the accused to police custody till July 13. PSI Kaware and staff including Sandip Gundalwar, Nilesh Done, Rakesh Dekate, Lalit Titarmare and Prafulla Waghmare were made the arrest.