Two men cheated Rs 40 lakh from a businessman from Aminjikarai at Royapettah on Thursday night. The victim, Praveen Kumar, was relieved of the cash when he went to meet a person in connection with a business deal.
As soon as he reached there, Mohammad and his accomplice Ahmed took the money promising to return with the jewellery. After waiting for nearly an hour, Praveen called Mohammad, who promised to return in some time. However, his mobile phone was switched off a minutes after that.
Praveen has lodged a complaint with Royapettah police.