10 January 2020
Bhubaneswar: Here is a caution for those using dating apps, a young man has landed in trouble after developing a relationship with a member of the fair sex using Tinder, by far the most popular dating app.
A youth identified as Sunil Mishra, who works as a deputy manager in a private bank here developed a relationship with a young woman after having a few chatting sessions on Tinder.
Mishra claims that he had a few chats with a young woman on Tinder app who happens to be a native of Sonepur and works as a teacher here.
He says that both exchanged their phone numbers and on the same day i.e January 2nd they met at a restaurant, and on the very next day (January 3) he proposed the woman to go for a date to which she agreed.
"Following the proposal, she came to my room, we boozed together and in the heat of the moment we had sex and she stayed with me till the next day morning (January 4). I dropped her at her place and left for my workplace," said Mishra speaking to reporters.
He claims that on January 7 he got a phone call from that woman that she was sick and she needed to go to a hospital.
"Since I had some work I didn't visit her that day. On the next day-the Bharat bandh day, I again got a call from her that her head was reeling and she needs to visit a hospital. This time I obliged. I suggested her to visit KIMS to which she didn't agree on the pretext that she had friends over there who would recognize her. She suggested me to take her to a hospital in Chandrasekharpur area and I took her on my bike," Mishra revealed.
He claims that while they were on their way to the hospital, the woman told him that her purse had fallen and while he stopped the bike to pick the purse two men came and slapped him and snatched his mobile phones.
"They snatched my mobile phone and took me to a room. They kept me in a closed room, took away my cash which was around Rs 1,200, my credit card through which they have made payments at Pantaloons, Lifestyle and filled petrol amounting to Rs 1,100 , I was even made to pay Rs 10,000 through Google Pay. When they found that I had no money left with me they let me go and asked me to arrange Rs 5 lakh so that a settlement with the woman can be arrived at in court," said Mishra narrating his ordeal.
"When I was kept under detention, the woman and her accomplices had a boozing party. I am a victim of a big fraud. I have lost everything from money to prestige, " he added.
Mishra has lodged a complaint in this regard at the Chandrasekharpur police station here.
Sources in police have said that they have detained the woman and her four accomplices and the complainant for interrogation.