Vijayawada: In the USA, a Telugu couple from Andhra Pradesh deceived students from the state of over Rs 10 crore in the name of getting them H1-B visas (American visas).
The couple, Muthyala Sunil and Praneetha, collected the amount from over 30 Telugu students, with each student charged $25,000, in the name of providing H1-B visas and F1 visas to them through their consultancy. Then they allegedly transferred the money to Sunil's father, Muthyala Satyanarayana's account. It was revealed that he had also deposited assets worth crores of rupees.
The duped students were shocked to learn that they had been deceived after the money was paid. The students lodged a complaint against the couple at the Atlanta Homeland Security.
Sunil and Praneetha are allegedly absconding and it was suspected that they have fled to Europe. The Interpol has issued look-out notices against the couple following the complaint from the students. Satyanarayana, a resident of West Godavari district is also absconding.
The police advised students not to believe in unauthorized consultants, putting their visas at stake.