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Hyderabad: Conwoman’s second strike, techie finds no love but loses Rs 1 crore | Hyderabad News

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HYDERABAD: Less than a week after the arrest of 44-year-old Malavika Devati for allegedly duping a US-based NRI of Rs 65 lakh in a matrimony fraud, a software engineer from the city has approached KPHB police alleging he was cheated of over Rs 1 crore by the same woman on the pretext of marriage.
Smitten by her ‘love chat’ on Telegram and WhatsApp, the 33-year-old IT professional dug into his savings and even borrowed from others to send money to her. The woman employed her trademark modus operandi: Lure, extract money and become incommunicado.
Malavika and her 22-year-old son Pranav Lalith Gopal Devati were arrested on May 27 by the Jubilee Hills police for duping the US-based NRI in a similar manner. Previously, Malavika was booked in cheating cases at Nallakunta, Marredpally and CCS police stations.
On Monday, the 33-year-old victim lodged a complaint alleging he came in contact with the fraudster through matrimonial telugumatrimony in 2018. Malavika, who reportedly created a fake profile as Anu Pallavi Maganti on the matrimonial website, introduced herself as a doctor of Indian origin from Baltimore in the US.
Malavika made the victim believe that her politically influential family made someone hack into her phone and block her access to accounts. In February, 2018, Malavika asked the victim for money to handle legal issues. “The victim started transferring money to her account in IDBI Bank’s Gachibowli branch and SBI’s Shankarpally branch. He transferred Rs 1.02 crore,” the inspector said.
The IT professional said that his monthly salary was about Rs 80,000 and he had to dig into savings and borrow to send money. A case was registered under Sections 420, 406 of the IPC, Section 66 of the IT Act.
“We will file a prisoner transit warrant and arrest Malavika,” the inspector added.

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