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Medical student duped of over Rs 44K

New Delhi: A medical student from Maharastra said that he was allegedly duped of Rs 44,600 by few persons who claimed to represent an online shopping company. The cyber cell of Delhi Police is probing the case. Sources said that two persons have been detained in the case for questioning.

According to police, the complainant stated that he received a call from an online shopping company on February 19. The caller told the complainant that they have started a new company and for promotion, they are giving free gifts for which he needed to purchase a product for Rs 550. "The complainant purchased the bed sheet. Later from the company, the complainant got the call in which the caller asked him to choose his gift," police said adding that the victim selected a laptop.

Police further added that the caller asked him to pay GST of Rs 12,600 to claim the gift. "When the complainant asked the reason behind the GST, the caller replied that it was as per the Indian government's rule and it was mandatory," police said. The caller assured the medical student that his GST money will be refunded. Later on the different pretexts, the company executives took more money from the complainant.

"Later the online shopping company officials told the medical student that his gift (laptop) has got some technical issue so they had sent all laptop stock to the warehouse so they cannot deliver the product," police said.

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