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Woman arrested for duping people on pretext of admission in school

New Delhi: Delhi Police on Tuesday arrested a woman who allegedly duped several people of their money on the pretext of getting their children admitted in private school. Police here said that the accused was arrested from Madhu Vihar area of East Delhi.

The accused was identified as Arti Dubey, a resident of Madhu Vihar. Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) Jasmeet Singh said that they have nabbed the accused. According to police, the complainant (woman) in the case met Dubey at a shop where she worked and the accused took her phone number.

"Later Dubey called her on phone. The accused told the woman that she can easily enroll any child in any private school," police said. The complainant told the accused to get her child admission through the EWS quota in a private school. "Dubey demanded Rs 70,000 for admission of her child. Later, the complainant and one of her relatives paid the amount to accused," police said. Further, the fraudster told the woman that there were more seats available in the school. "The complainant informed her friends about the seats. More than five people paid money for the admission of their wards," police said.

Officials here said that in April, the accused took the complainant and other people to the school. "Two children got identity cards and admission slips. Dubey said that others will get ID cards and other documents on May 3," said police, adding that later the accused on different pretexts started avoiding the complainant and the others. The complainant then realised that she was cheated by Dubey. "She asked Dubey to return all the money paid to her. Some money was returned. Later a cheque given by the accused bounced," police said. Further, the accused did not return the rest of the amount. A case was then registered at Madhu Vihar police station.

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