Hyderabad: Two persons who allegedly duped an octogenarian from the city of Rs 15.37 lakh on the pretext of bonus points on her insurance policies were arrested by the Hyderabad Cybercrime police on Monday.

The arrested persons were Devansh Rastogi (27) and Imran Khan (22), both from Indirapuram in Ghaziabad, UP. The police seized 10 mobile phones, five debit cards, three bank passbooks and a cheque book from them.

According to the police, the victim, who resides in Begumpet, got a call in October last year from one person who identified himself as Rajeev Agarwal, working as a clerk in Life Insurance Company. He told her she could get a huge bonus if she purchased insurance policies. Believing him, she agreed to purchase four insurance policies.

“On the pretext of insurance policies and reverse bonus, the fraudsters made her deposit Rs 15,37,622 in different bank accounts. They then switched off their mobile phones,” said Avinash Mohanty, Joint Commissioner of Police, Detective Department.

The victim then approached the police, who tracked down the two persons to Ghaziabad and nabbed them. They were brought on transit remand to the city and produced before court.

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