Singapore woman duped of 1.5 million rupees in Chennai

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A Singaporean woman has been allegedly duped of 1.5 million rupees (S$31,360) by a three-member gang in Chennai.

Director of Singapore company Lajawab Entertainment, Gowri, lodged a complaint with the police, The Times of India reported.

She told Chennai police commissioner S George that the group had promised to recruit seven performing artists and a disc jockey for her company by May.

She had to provide flight tickets and work permits for all the performers but nobody was sent to Singapore.

Ms Gowri then decided to travel to Chennai to meet with the group.

There she was allegedly kidnapped.

Ownership of company

She claimed that the gang wanted her to hand over the ownership of her company to them.

When she denied, they demanded that she give them 300,000 rupees to let her go but, she said, she didn't have anymore money.

They eventually let her go and she immediately filed a complaint with the police.

The report said no action has been taken by the authorities yet.

Source: The Times of India