Hyderabad: Actor Sonakshi Verma was allegedly duped by a person who befriended her over Facebook.
In her complaint made to the cyber crime police in the city, Sonakshi claimed that she had accepted a friend request over Facebook two months ago. After accepting the friend request, she continued chatting over Facebook messenger with the suspect who claimed to be working in London and offered to send her some gifts.
A few weeks later, a person called up the actor and said he was having a parcel for her sent from London but was stopped at the Delhi Airport by the authorities. He requested Sonakshi to transfer Rs.80,000 online so that he can pay up the money at the airport and get the parcel.
Believing the stranger, the actor transferred the money only to realize later that she was duped. Basing on a complaint made by Sonakshi, the police registered a case and took up investigation.