Con woman, who posed herself as doctor, DIG's daughter, lands in police net

KATHMANDU: A woman in her early 20s has been arrested on charge of fraudulence from the Capital, the Teku-based Metropolitan Police Crime Division said.

Police identified the woman as Bhagawati KC, and said she used at least three other aliases – Dr. Suhana, Aditi, Sristi – to dupe youth including doctors, artistes and hoteliers among others in different parts of the country. She is said to be a permanent resident of Hastichaur, Gulmi district, but currently resided in Pokhara before moving to Kathmandu.

The suspect posed herself as a medical doctor and told her targets she was daughter of a Deputy Inspector General of Nepal Police, Sanat KC, according to police.

Posing herself as the senior cop's daughter, the femme fatale even took away various goods from stores and dined at restaurants without footing the  bill , according to police.  At times, she would make others call the hotels -- the caller posing himself as DIG Sanat KC and telling the hoteliers to take good care of his daughter, police informed.

She was arrested from Sinamangal area of the Capital yesterday and handed over to the Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu, for further action.

To bait and convince her targets, she had acquired a fake ID card with one of her aliases, Suhana KC, mentioned in it. Moreover, she used Viber, a popular instant messaging and VoIP app, with a mobile number acquired by presenting fake documents, according to police. Police found out that she was using at least nine SIM cards of Nepal Telecom and Ncell.

Police investigations revealed that she was involved in fraudulent activities in Pokhara a year ago.  After a local tabloid published a story about her activities, she left the Lake City and came to the Capital -- apparently to continue her con business.

According to the report published by the Pokhara-based newspaper, she had lured some medical doctors into temptation by promising to marry them and had lived together with them.

After coming to Kathmandu, she had targeted doctors and other youth, and was staying at different hotels.

Police said their records showed that the con woman was taken in custody by the Metropolitan Police Sector, Satdobato, on charge of fraudulence on on October, 2014. She was accused of trying to marry a man posing herself as a medical doctor, then.