The Dharavi police have launched a manhunt for a 45 -year-old woman who allegedly duped around 15 woman of Rs2.5 crore by promising them to double their investments in few months.
Last month, the police had arrested three people in connection with the case. The police believe that there would be more victims and the amount could cross the Rs5 crore mark. Ten women approached the Dharavi police on Thursday to register a fresh complaint against the accused.
According to the police, the complainants met the accused, Rani Durai Swamy, who promised them to double their investments in a particular finance scheme and even gave out the initial interest payment. Then more people approached the accused with their hard earned money. However, in February the accused went missing from the area with the entire booty.
A month ago, the Dharavi police had arrested three accused – Ronak Shaikh, Mohammed Taukir Shaikh and Mohammed Tanvir Shaikh – for allegedly being part of the racket. Deputy commissioner of police (Zone V), Dhananjay Kulkarni, said, "Ten more women have approached us and the collective amount that has been siphoned off is around Rs2.5 crore."
"We are looking out for main accused in the case as she was the brain behind the entire scam," he added.