Hyderabad: A local court here, on 16 March, sentenced two persons to three years in prison for cheating HDFC ERGO General Insurance Co. Ltd.

The two have been identified as B. Ravi Kumar (36) and P. Yakanna (33). The court also imposed a fine of Rs. 5,000 against Ravi Kumar and Rs. 10,000 against the latter.

According to the police, Yakanna worked at Good Life Hospital in Chaitanyapuri. Ravi Kumar took a 'Suraksha' policy from HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company in his name and also in the name of his wife and daughter. He paid Rs. 14,101 for the same. The policy schedule was from 27 September 2012 to 26 September 2014.

In the meantime, Ravi Kumar colluded with Yakanna and created fabricated medical receipts to show that the former's wife, Mamatha, had undergone treatment at Good Life Hospital. They wanted to claim medical expenses of Rs. 36,000.

The assistant manager of HDFC ERGO General Insurance, Banjara Hills, Vinay Chinnagandham, filed a complaint against the accused persons and a case under various sections of the IPC was registered at the Chaitanyapuri police station.

During the course of the investigation, G. Narsimha, the then SI of police at Chaitanyapuri police station, collected evidence and filed a charge sheet. On Tuesday Ravi Kumar and Yakanna were sentenced to undergo three years rigorous imprisonment.

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