16-year-old girl finds Rs 10 crore in account, informs police

Updated: 25 September, 2020 10:53 IST | IANS | Ballia

The girl had an account in Allahabad Bank which she had made in 2018

This picture has been used for representational purposes
This picture has been used for representational purposes

It was a dream that was obviously too good to last. A 16-year-old girl in Ballia district received a major shock on Monday when she went to her bank and was told that she had nearly Rs 10 crore in her account. Saroj, who is illiterate, told reporters that she had an account in an Allahabad Bank branch in Bansdih town since 2018, and had never even seen so much money.

Saroj went straight to the police station and lodged a complaint. She told the police that a person named Neelesh Kumar from Kanpur Dehat had called her about two years ago and had asked her to send her Aadhaar card details and her photograph so that she could get funds under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. Saroj said that she had sent the details to Kumar but never heard from him after that.

She told the police that the number from which Kumar used to call her was now switched off. She also said that she did not know from where the money came into her account. The bank manager told the police that Saroj had deposited and withdrawn amounts ranging between Rs 10,000 and Rs 20,000 a number of times.

Bansdih police station in-charge Rajesh Kumar Singh said the matter was being probed and action would be taken accordingly. He said that cyber experts were also probing the money trail.

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First Published: 25 September, 2020 10:43 IST

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