Education consultancy owner held for duping student



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An education consultancy owner has been arrested for duping an aspiring medical student with a promise of admission in Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences.

Police identified the arrestee as Deepak Kumar Shah, owner of Worldwide Consultancy, who had been repeatedly gulling students promising admission in colleges. Shah would use his aide Ganesh Adhikari to lure students and dupe them.

Metropolitan Police Crime Division said it began investigation after a parent filed a complaint that the consultancy owner has been demanding Rs 200,000 from her assuring to pass her daughter in the entrance examination of Kathmandu University held on October 1.

The girl, who was appearing in the entrance examination, was approached by Adhikari that he would ensure that she would easily pass the entrance. The girl then approached her mother who went to verify with other people only to realise that it is not possible to pass the entrance through back door.

"The mother then filed a frudulence charge against Adhikari," said SP Sahakul Bahadur Thapa, spokesperson of Crime Division. "We deployed our plain-clothed team along with the mother and arrested Adhikari after he took the cheque from her," said SP Thapa.

During police interrogation, Adhikari revealed that he was working on behalf of Shah. Based on Adhikari’s statement, police arrested Shah from his Teku-based consultancy.

SP Thapa said Shah has been faking his identity claiming to be a medical doctor.
Police have filed fraud case against the duo.

Source: The Kathmandu Post.