A conman held for duping British tourists in Himachal
The man adopted a novel modus operandi to loot tourists. A BA graduate who knows English, Kumar would ride in AC coaches and talk to tourists to win their confidence, and then steal when the opportunity arose.
A 24-year-old conman who was arrested for duping a British couple, has admitted to looting foreigners en-route to Shimla.
The conman would travel on trains coming from Delhi towards Kalka, and after burgling tourists, he would get off the train at any station to avoid arrest.
According to government railway police (GRP) officials, the accused Vinay Kumar has confessed to stealing on multiple occasions.
Police officials said that they zeroed in on him after a British couple lodged a complaint last month on January 26.
The couple alleged that their bags were stolen from the railway station at Kalka, where they had gotten off the train to take photographs. The accused stole Rs 90,000, a ladies bag and a camera from them.
Based on the complaint, the GRP prepared a sketch of the accused resulting with his arrest on Sunday.