In a case of attention diversion, an aged man duped a 66-year-old woman of three sovereigns of gold at her house in Anjal Nagar under Koodal Pudur police station limits on Tuesday.
Police said the man came to the house to meet Muthusamy, husband of the victim, M. Saroja, and an astrologer, in connection with his 60th birthday function.
Two days later, he met Saroja and told her that he wanted to take a photo of Muthusamy and Saroja to offer prayers. On Tuesday, he told Saroja that Muthusamy had told him that he would come down from the first floor for the photo shoot. He asked Saroja to get ready.
The man told her that her three sovereign gold chain did not look nice and took off three gold chains from his neck and asked her to wear them. Simultaneously, he took her gold chain. After asking her to change her saree, he fled the scene. The three chains he gave her turned out to be imitation.
Koodal Pudur police have registered a case of cheating.
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