Afghan national arrested for allegedly assaulting, duping US woman

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb. 5 (ANI): The Delhi Police on Sunday arrested an Afghan national for allegedly assaulting a US woman and duping her of 86,000 dollars on the pretext of marriage after he befriended her on social media. According to the police, the accused allegedly posed himself as M.K. Fahim and befriended the American woman on Facebook. "Accused further lured the complainant in the trap of love and affection and persuaded her for physical meetings. Accused won her confidence and promised lifelong friendship along with assurance of marriage and became physically intimate with her," the official release stated. The officials said that the accused also prepared fake marriage document mentioning her as his lawful wife and started exploiting her. He also managed to cheat the victim by transferring 86, 000 dollars to his account. "The accused got the cheated amount transferred to Afghanistan through Western Union Money Transfer and further received this amount in India through alternative channels," the release stated. The victim later managed to discover his real identity and found that the accused has been mentioned as a scammer on website 'who' "When she confronted the accused, he threatened her that he would inform the FBI that the money transferred by her through Western Union was paid to some terrorists in Kabul. Accused also threatened her that he had clicked her indecent pics and videos and that he would upload them on the net," the officials said. The victim later filed a complaint at the Crime Branch on Thursday in Delhi and registered the case under the section 420, 376, 385, 387 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code. (ANI)