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Bengal girl duped of lakhs on ‘marriage’ promise, three Nigerians arrested

Kolkata, June 12: Three foreign nationals residing in Noida have been arrested for allegedly extorting almost Rs 8 lakh from a Bengal girl on the false promise of marriage, police said on Tuesday. “We have caught three Nigerians connected with the case. They were arrested in Noida on Sunday and produced in court there, then we got the transit remand and today (Monday) they reached Kolkata. They were produced in the local court here on Tuesday,” said a senior police official. The team of Chandannagar Police Commissionerate managed to trace the accused’s whereabouts with the help of Noida police after a week-long effort. According to police, Sharmistha Mukherjee, 22, a resident of Uttarpara in Hooghly district, met her prospective groom on a well-known matrimonial site. (IANS)

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