The boy was urged to transfer money from his mother’s account, and after each transaction, deleted the messages from his mother’s phone. (Representational)
A 17-year-old college student transferred Rs 2 lakh from his mother’s credit and debit cards to online fraudsters posing as women on a dating website, after they started threatening him on various pretexts.
An FIR has been registered at Sinhagad Road police station by the teen’s mother. The boy, a student of Class XII, had registered on a dating website in February last year and come across the profile of a woman named Bibi, with whom he started communicating.
But sometime later, the woman started threatening the boy, saying she would inform the police that he was a minor.
The boy was urged to transfer money from his mother’s account, and after each transaction, deleted the messages from his mother’s phone. He transferred up to Rs 2 lakh from his mother’s account to the fraudsters.
However, his mother happened to see one of the messages of a transaction made in December last year. After the boy opened up to the family, they approached the police. A case was lodged under Indian Penal Code sections for impersonation, cheating and relevant sections of Information Technology Act, against unidentified online fraudsters.