Kottayam, November 25
Kerala police arrested a mother and her daughter who allegedly used fake currency notes to buy lottery tickets at the Kottayam marketplace.
On Thursday, Ambalappuzha residents Vilasini (68) and Sheeba (34) were arrested by the Kottayam West Police.
Vilasini was arrested after a lottery shop owner became suspicious about the notes she used to buy lottery tickets. She informed police.
She was taken into police custody. They found fake Rs 100 notes. It was also discovered that her daughter was involved.
Soon, police raided their Kurichi rented home and found 31 fake rupees, seven fake rupees 200 and a few other denominations.
Sheeba was taken into custody by police. They also seized a printer, a scanner and a laptop that were used for making the fake notes.
Police say Sheeba started printing fake money after reading it on the Internet. They suspect she also sent her mother provisions to buy from small-scale traders.