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Mangaluru: Couple arrested for honey trapping priest

Mangaluru: Couple arrested for honey trapping priest


Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, Jan 21, 2022: The CCB Police have arrested a couple on the charges of  honey trapping a priest after inviting the latter to  their house at Padavinangady for a ritual.

The arrested are Bhavya (30) of Kodagu and her husband  Kumar Puraju (35) who hails from Arakalagudu in Hassan. He is a car driver by profession.


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The couple had  met a priest and astrologer from Chikkamagaluru and had requested the latter to perform a pooja to solve some problem in their house. Meanwhile, when the priest was at their house they had taken some photos and videos and had then began to threaten the priest of uploading the same on social media.  Thus they had managed to secure a cash of Rs 15 lakhs from the priest and had also  got transferred Rs 14 lakhs to different accounts.

Police are investigating to find out if the couple had honeytrapped others in a similar fashion.

A cash of Rs 31,000, two gold rings and four mobile phones have been seized from the accused.

The accused who were initially staying in a small house had later  secured a flat on lease for Rs 10 lakhs and had even purchased  furniture worth around Rs 7 lakh to the house. They had also purchased a two-wheeler with the swindled cash.

Further investigations are in progress.


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