A doctor at Mumbai’s JJ Hospital was allegedly duped out of Rs 4 lakh by a fraudster promising admission for his brother-in-law to a medical college in Jalgaon. Santosh Gite, 43, filed a complaint at JJ Marg police station against a man who identified himself as Manish Maruti Salaskar.
“Last year, after the pandemic began, the doctor was treating Covid-19 patients at GT hospital when he was introduced to Salaskar, who was a volunteer at an NGO working,” said a police officer.
Salaskar claimed that he was the zonal manager of a newspaper’s circulation department and knew local politicians well. The doctor trusted him and asked him whether he could help his brother-in-law Pratik Ghule secure admission to a medical college.