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Dubious ‘dating’ app lands Jaipur youth in trouble; 3 arrested for honey trapping

March 30, 2021, 6:03 pm

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Jaipur: Using dubious ‘dating’ apps can land you in major trouble in Jaipur where the police on Tuesday busted a honey-trap gang that trashed and robbed people on the pretext of romantic dates.

The Harmada police arrested the accused as Jyoti Kumawat (28), Junior Kumawat (21), and Rahul Bairwa. The trio had set-up an account on an unverified mobile application with Jyoti’s photo as a display picture with a fake username as Nitu Sharma.

According to the police, a complaint was received from one Deepak Goswami that she had begun talking to what he presumed was Nitu.

On March 29, Nitu asked Deepak to meet on a date near Road number 14 on Sikar road. When he went there in the hope to meet the girl, he met with one of the gang members who introduced himself to Deepak as Nitu’s relative.

“They took Deepak to Transport Nagar where Jyoti and other gang members attacked him. Jyoti first slapped and punched him ordered him to empty his wallet,” said an official, adding that the accused kept on beating Deepak and took away his mobile and fled.

The police examined the CCTV footage of the area and zeroed in on the accused. The accused were arrested and interrogated three accused.

During the interrogation, Jyoti admitted that she had been chatting with different people under a fake username of Nitu Sharma before robbing people, police said.

“She wooed several people who thought they were dating her, but in reality, she was also plotting some criminal venture of the other,” said an official adding that there are many such dubious dating apps where people have fallen prey to honey trap gangs.

First published: March 30, 2021