Thiruvananthapuram: Poonthura police began a probe into a case involving two men who allegedly defrauded a woman of Rs 15 lakh after promising jobs for her two sons at a firm in Hong Kong.
The accused provided the sons tourist visas claiming them to be job visas to secure jobs in a noted firm in Hong Kong. In fact no such firm existed and her sons were forced to come back days after reaching there.
On the complaint of Jess Clean, 44, of New Colony at Poonthura, police registered a case against two Muttathara natives under section 420 of IPC for cheating and sections 10 and 24 of Emigration Act-1983.
Jessa Clean alleged in her complaint that the accused contacted her through a friend in Jan this year by informing that there were several job vacancies in Hong Kong. For her two sons, John Paul, 23, and John Prabh, 21, the accused offered jobs at a fish cutting centre at Rs 1.5 lakh salary per month.
The accused also sent them fake offer letters from the company to win their trust and also demanded Rs 15 lakh for visa processing and other documentation charges.
In Jan end, the woman paid Rs 6 lakh, and she was asked to pay the rest once the visas are ready. Two months later, the accused provided them with fake visas and other documents necessary to travel and the remaining amount was also paid.
However, they realised that it was cheating only after reaching Hong Kong. “We are investigating the case and the accused are absconding now,” said police.

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