Woman in Chandigarh conned and robbed off her money, jewellery by an imposter who befriended her on Facebook

The accused befirended her on Facebook and after months of chats, both decided to meet. He allegedly spiked her drinks at a hotel and looted her off cash and jewellery

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New Delhi, February 18

A woman from Chandigarh was cheated by a man who befriended her through Facebook and swindled off money and jewellery from her. 

The police said the victim is a 42-year-old woman who met the accused who befriended her, at a hotel in Sector 22 of Chandigarh. 

The police said as per the complaint of the victim, the suspect had introduced himself to the victim as Shidharath Sharma, a resident of Ambala. His Facebook profile though has photos of Bollywood celebrities and models.

According to the police, the woman came in contact with the suspect seven months ago. The two were in constant touch with each other through chats and WhatsApp calls. They planned to meet each other at ISBT, Sector 17 Wednesday morning. The victim met the suspect at the bus station and the two briefly sat at an eatery for a brief time.

The police added that the accused told her to move another place otherwise someone would identify her at ISBT 17. The two checked into a hotel named Divya Deep in Sector 22. 

The victim alleged that in the hotel room, the man again offered her a soft drink but the drink was laced with intoxicants. When she reportedly regained consciousness, she found her jewellery, cell phone and Rs 10,000 missing. 

The police have registered a case of robbery and fraud against the accused who is yet to be identified. 

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