A truck driver was cheated off Rs 5000 by two youngters in disguise of truck mechanic on Tuesday near Banthara.
Anil Paswan resident of Bihar and a truck driver was going to Bhagalpur from Kannauj district with potato loaded truck. While passing via Harauni near Banthara he was stopped by three bikers who introduced themselves also as truck mechanics and requested Anil for lift. Whereas the third biker pushed off, the other two sat on the truck. On way they cut they quietly cut the vehicle’s fuel pipe forcing it to stop. When Anil asked them to rectify the problem they inspected the truck and estimated Rs 20- 22 thousand repair cost. Then they took away five thousand cash from the truck driver and asked him to deposit the balance amount in their account. Both persons went for spare purchase and when they did not return the truck driver narrated the incident to a near by Dhabha owner. The dhaba owner told him that he was deceived and then he informed the Banthara police station. The police after investigation filed a case of fraud against the miscreants.
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