The locals of the Rukminigaon area in Guwahati in Assam thrashed the fraudster after his identity was revealed. The locals caught hold of him red-handed when he came to collect money from them.
The fraudster has been identified as Vivek Pathak.
According to reports, two more persons from Ganeshguri have been involved in the business with the fraudster. They are Bubul Das and Rima Das. The trio has collected over Rs 25 lakhs by cheating people in Guwahati.
The trio is under police custody and interrogation is underway at the Dispur Police Station.