Pooja Gupta, Resident of 2260, Phase-7, Mohali, SAS Nagar Chandigarh allegedly cheating a 38-year old man who lives in Agra and works with Paramedical Collage as Assistant Professor.
The victim has a 5 years old child from the previous marriage and he met Chandigarh based woman Pooja Gupta in Delhi in January 2020 through Jeevan Sathi.
The professor received a message from a person who introduced herself as Pooja Gupta, a tech consultant from Deloitte (US) and working from Delhi.
She expressed interest in marrying her, and they both started communicating and shortly started dating. She demanded few expensive gifts from branded showrooms and also asked help to redeem some cash which the fellow professor contentedly did as he believed that Ms.Gupta is going to marry her in next few months.
After one month of dating, Pooja Gupta left for Chandigarh due to COVID lockdown, but was in regular touch with him over the phone and whatsapp. One day she called him and told that her family met with an accident and require ₹10 lakh cash immediately for medical expenses.
Incidentally, the victim didn’t have that much money and offered to transfer Rs.4 Lacs only. Pooja Gupta implored further and emotionally convinced the victim to sell off his Sports Bike and at least round it off to Rs.5Lacs.
The victim was bamboozled by Pooja Gupta and her denigrations and gathered Rs.5lacs and wanted to transfer it to her bank account however Pooja Gupta objected the online transfer and reasoned that she is on higher tax slab and forced the young man to travel to Chandigarh and met him on a café in December 2020 and took entire money in cash in her white Creta , Car number(CH015768) registered in Chandigarh.
After a week, she switched off her mobile phone (9008777279) and snapped all communications with him.
The victim felt hopeless and cheated and reached Agra Police to file FIR against Pooja Gupta under section 406 and section 420 of IPC for criminal breach of trust and cheating. UP Police further confirmed multiple other complaints were also registered against Pooja Gupta and she is already married.