Hyderabad:  Student attempts to sell kidney, loses 16 lakh to cyber criminals

A nursing student from Guntur, Hyderabad has alleged that she was duped of Rs 16 lakh by cyber criminals while she was trying to sell her kidney to repay Rs 2 lakh debt. She had withdrawn the amount from her father’s bank account.

 Later  the nursing student approached Guntur police during the Spandana programme seeking their help. As per the complaint, she came across an advertisement which says there is an urgent need for kidneys and the donor will be paid Rs 7 crore. She contacted the person named Dr Praveen Raj who said she will be paid Rs 3.5 crore as initial amount and she will get the rest later.  The accused made her transfer Rs 16 lakh as taxes and police verification costs. According to the student, she was trying to sell her kidney to repay a debt to her father. 

  The victim paid Rs 16 lakh as a verification charge and  when asked for money back, the  accused asked her to go to Delhi to claim the money. When the victim reached the address given by the accused, she found it to be fake.

The victim’s father said that he had given one of his ATM cards to his daughter and  when he found out about cash withdrawal of Rs 16 lakh in  the month November,  he asked his daughter to come back home,  but she fled from her hostel in Hyderabad.

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