Man duped of Rs 5 lakh after posting accommodation for rent on website, 2 arrested

Updated: May 26 2023 8:21PM

New Delhi, May 26 (PTI) A man who had posted a property for rent on a website has been allegedly duped of more than Rs 5 lakh by a person in the guise of an army officer, police said on Friday.

Two men, Shivkesh Bairwa (27) and Ramkesh Parjapat (29), both residents of Rajasthan, have been arrested in connection with the case, they said.

According to the police complaint, the victim had listed the accommodation he wanted to rent out on a website. A few days later, he received a message from a person who introduced himself as an army officer and expressed interest in renting the property, a senior police officer said.