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Senior executive of automobile firm honeytrapped in Gurugram

Senior executive of automobile firm honeytrapped in Gurugram

Gurugram: A senior automobile firm executive was allegedly honeytrapped in Gurugram and robbed of Rs 1.36 lakh by a woman he had befriended on social media.

The Economic Offences Wing has registered an FIR in the case on Tuesday after an investigation into the incident which took place in April. The victim, Vivek Saraswat, a native of Agra district, is employed with a car manufacturing company in IMT, Manesar.

As per his complaint, he befriended the woman on a social networking site in February. After a month-long contact on social media, the woman offered to meet Saraswat in a hotel.

"We decided to meet in a hotel for the entire night in Maneser. I booked a hotel Amera in Manesar area on 1 April 2019. We reached the hotel around 8 pm and had dinner along with alcoholic beverages," Saraswat said in the FIR.

He said on reaching his hotel room, he became unconscious and when he regained consciousness next morning, he found himself alone in the room with his wallet, cell phones, credit and debit cards, and identity cards all missing. During the investigation, it emerged that the woman had transferred Rs 1.36 lakh through the victim's cards to a bank account.

"We have registered an FIR following the recommendation of Economic Offences Wing (EOW) and efforts are on to nab the culprit," said ASI Ashok Kumar of Palam Vihar police station.

Duping people through the use of social media is not a new phenomenon in Gurugram. There have been various instances where the criminals have used the medium of web effectively to target their victims.

According to Cybercrime police officials, online banking thefts, credit and debit card frauds and fake websites are the largest number of cyber crimes that are happening in the city. There has been a sharp increase of 40 per cent in the cybercrime cases year on year.

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