Tamil Nadu robbers force young people to transfer money via Google Pay | Chennai News

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CHENNAI: Everyone swears by digital wallets these days, even thieves in Chennai! On Monday evening, three of them forced their unfortunate victim to transfer 13,000 rupees to one of their bank accounts via GPay. But the laughter might be upon them as the cops can easily catch them by tracing the bank account.
Police said Ajith Kumar, 24, from Kalaignar Nagar in Kunrathur, was on his way to meet a friend in Poonamallee when a well-dressed man reported him to Avadi and asked him to take him away. The man told him that there were no rickshaws nearby and that he would descend further down the road. An obliging unsuspecting Ajith.
A few kilometers further on, two men standing by the side of the road signal them to stop. Ajith Kumar slowed down and the men jumped in front of his bicycle and started assaulting him. The passenger also participated. The thieves cut Ajith Kumar with a knife, spilling blood and ripped off his phone.
They then checked to see if Ajith Kumar had GPay on his phone. They forced him to use his password and transfer the money he had in his account, 13,000 rupees, police said. An investigating officer said the three men didn’t even ask him for cash but immediately checked to see if he had GPay.
The trio then pushed Ajith Kumar off the road and fled on his bike with his cell phone. Ajith Kumar managed to reach the Avadi police station with the help of a passer-by and filed a complaint.
Police launched a hunt for thieves using details of the bank account the money was transferred to and CCTV camera footage.
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