Stories of conmen, duping people of their money, are no news. Almost every day, the newspaper churns out headlines about how fraudsters and crimes related to frauds are on a rise and it isn’t alarming anymore. However, today is a different day!
No, the statistics haven’t changed overnight (unfortunately) but people are startled by a new con-woman and you must know the ‘who’, ‘why’ and ‘how’ of it all. And honestly, it isn’t even the most brow-raising part.
According to Times of India, police in Coimbatore has arrested Tamil actress, Shruthi P for duping a Germany based NRI man for 41 lacs!
A software engineer by profession, the man identified as G Balamurugan, was conned by Shruthi and her entire family. The actress last worked in the unreleased movie ‘Aadi Pona Aavani’ reportedly took help of her mother, brother, and a man posing as her father.
But it isn’t even the worst part.
According to an investigation officer, Shruthi posed as someone else and lured the man with marriage promises. An investigating officer said,
“G Balamurugan, of Kattuvalavu in Salem, working in an automobile firm in Germany, had posted his profile on a matrimonial website in May 2017.
Shruthi contacted him posing as Mythili Venkatesh and proposed an alliance.”
Reportedly, Shruthi told him Balamurugan that she was undergoing treatment for a brain tumour and her mother was also under treatment for a heart ailment which is he gave her the money. Reports also suggest that money was given in several instalments between May 2017 and January 1, 2018.
It was only later when he showed her pictures to his friends and they broke the shocking details of how the girl, along with her family, had duped several others like him. Can you imagine the plight?