Man arrested for swindling Tk 7.5 lakh from a family in Rajshahi
Detectives today arrested a man from Rajshahi city on charge of swindling Tk 7.5 lakh from a family.
M Wadud Zia alias Jewel (30) was arrested from the city's Mokbul Halda intersection in the early hours today, said Rajshahi Metropolitan Police (RMP) Commissioner Abu Kalam Siddique.
Jewel cheated the family off the money in July and September of 2019, the RMP commissioner said in a press conference today.
He first took Tk 50,000 from the family to arrange a marriage for a girl in the family.
He later swindled Tk seven lakh from them through various means, including a false promise of managing a job for one of the family members.
Recently, the family lodged a complaint with RMP commissioner, who asked the Detective Branch (DB) to investigate the matter.
DB found out that in order to swindle the money he pretended to be three different people who do not exist in real life at different times. According to DB, Jewel pretended to be one Aminul Rahman during an occasion, then one RN Zia Mondol and also pretended to be Aminul's sister Suborna Naznin to commit his crimes.
Legal action is being taken against Jewel, added the RMP commissioner.