Byline By- Vinayak Heliwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s daughter Harshita has allegedly been duped of Rs 34,000 by a person who approached her as a buyer on an e-commerce platform where she had put a sofa on online sale.
According to the police, Harshita had listed a used soda on the online platform. When she finalized the deal with the person, the buyer asked her to scan a bar code to transfer the agreed amount of sofa to her account.
The fraudster approached Harshita on the web portal showing interest in buying the second-hand sofa set she put on sale.
After finalizing the deal, to verify Harshita’s bank account details, the man sent a small amount into her account to establish authenticity. Thereafter he sent a QR code and asked her to scan it to receive the remaining money.
When she scanned the code, a sum of Rs 20,000 got debited to her account. Subsequently, she questioned the man about it. The man then told her that by mistake he had sent her the wrong bar code. He then sent another code and asked her to follow the same procedure to receive the money.
When Harshita scanned the code again, she lost another 14,000. Then she realized she has been duped. Following this, she approached the Civil Lines Police Station and complained.
The police, based on her complaint, registered a case of cheating and started the search of the accused person. “Based on the complaint received, we have registered an FIR under the relevant sections of the IPC. An investigation has been initiated and we are trying to trace the suspect,” a police officer said.
For the unversed Harshita Kejriwal earlier made headlines in 2014 when she scored 96 percent in Class 12 Central Board of Secondary Education. Harshita has a chemical engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Technology.