New Delhi, Oct 9: A 57-year-old Bengaluru man was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly duping people by promising them jobs in Australia, police said.

According to police, the matter came to light after the police received complaints from five people alleging that they were duped by DH John Paul of Rs 28.5 lakhs in total by making false promises.

The victims approached police after Paul could not be contacted and his phone was switched off, a senior police officer said.

The complainants, however, managed to trace the location of the accused and alerted the police, following which Paul was nabbed from a guest house in Dwarka, he said.

He was brought to Chanakypuri police station and arrested in connection with the case, the officer added.

Interrogation revealed that the man used to often visit Delhi and stayed in five-star hotels. During this period, he attended counselling and various religious functions where he lured people with job offers.

His wife, who is based in Australia, also convinced victims that he had influential contacts there and could get them jobs, the officer said.

The police said they are trying to recover the looted cash and further investigation is underway.

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Bhadohi (UP): An FIR was lodged against BJP MLA Ravindra Nath Tripathi and six others here on Wednesday for allegedly raping a woman repeatedly for a month in 2017, police said.

The woman, 40, lodged a complaint on February 10, they said.

The complainant has alleged that in 2017, Tripathi, the MLA from Bhadohi, and his six accomplices kept her at a hotel for a month and repeatedly raped her, Superintendent of Police (SP) Ram Badan Singh said.

She also claimed that she got pregnant and was forced to undergo abortion, he said.

A probe in this regard was handed over to Assistant Superintendent of Police Ravindra Verma. After he submitted his report, an FIR was registered against the seven men at the city police station, the officer added.

Singh said the woman's statement will be recorded before a magistrate and further action will be taken in the matter as per law.