An Instagram star who described herself as “Miss Delhi”, was arrested alongside with her pal for snatching $3,000 from a Forex alternate worker in India and then used the money to lodge at a five-star hotel and played poker, native media reported.
Amrita Sethi, 26, who has greater than 80,000 followers on Instagram, wrote on Instagram that she is a social activist, clothier, “professional poker player Asia’s top 10” and “Miss Delhi”.
Police confirmed that Sethi is an avid poker participant who took half in some tournaments, however that her claims of being Miss India is but to be verified.
“These so-called rankings are mainly arbitrary and self-declared. She mostly plays poker for a living, it appears,” police mentioned.
According to the report, the incident occurred on November 5 when Manoj Sood, an worker of a Forex alternate agency, went to ship $3,000 to a shopper close to south Delhi’s Panchsheel Club.
It was at the location that the Insta star and her 25-year-old pal, Akshat Jhamb, who police described as a gambler, posed as the shopper and instructed the Forex worker to offer them the money, however he refused.
“They asked him to at least show them the dollars. The moment he did that, they snatched the dollars from him and escaped in the car,” the police mentioned.
“We requested Goa Police for help and they went on to catch the duo on Wednesday. It turned out that even the car owner’s son, Kushaal, was staying in the same five-star hotel.”
“They have spent much of the money on their hotel stay and playing poker,” Police spokesperson, Atul Thakur mentioned