Puttur: Most of the reports in recent times have been cases in which young women got cheated in love-traps through Facebook.
But it was the other way round in the case of Sachin (25) from Perne near Uppinangady in the taluk. He got friendly with a young woman from Sakleshpur in Hassan district some time ago.
They kept in touch and it turned into love with plans to get married soon. In the meantime, the woman expressed her wish to continue her studies, which made Sachin happy.
As she needed financial assistance, it was agreed that she would come to Mangaluru. They met and Sachin parted with over Rs 2 lakh to meet her demands.
As days passed, there were less calls from her. Gradually she began giving rude answers to his queries. Recently she told him that she had already got a registered marriage with another young man and asked him to stay away.
When he tried to contact again, he started getting threatening calls from persons who claimed to be her family members.
Sachin has now filed a complaint against her about her cheating him and also about the threat calls.