Indian physician duped into shopping for ‘Aladdin’s lamp’ for $93,000


The physician in his compliant stated the lads bought the lamp to him, promising it might convey wealth and success.

Police in India’s northern Uttar Pradesh state have arrested two males who allegedly duped a health care provider into shopping for an “Aladdin’s lamp” for $93,000 that they promised would convey wealth and success.

Dr Laeek Khan approached police within the northern state of Uttar Pradesh after he realised the lamp didn’t have any magical powers, as described within the common people story about Aladdin and his wish-granting genie that seems when it’s rubbed.

“The cheats had struck a deal for far more however the physician had paid about seven million rupees ($93,000),” Amit Rai, a senior officer instructed the AFP information company.

He stated the lads had been arrested on Thursday and had been remanded in custody forward of prices being filed.

“The spouse of certainly one of these males was additionally concerned within the fraud. She is on the run,” Rai added.

In his grievance filed final Sunday, Khan stated one of many males pretended to be an occultist and made a “jinn” – a supernatural determine – seem from the lamp, native media reported.

Khan instructed information outlet that he met the lads whereas treating a lady he thought was their mom. “Steadily they began telling me a few ‘baba’ (priest) whom they claimed additionally visited their house. They began brainwashing me and requested me to fulfill this baba,” Khan was quoted as saying in his grievance.

The physician reportedly met the priest “who appeared to carry out such rituals”.

However throughout certainly one of his visits when Khan requested if he might contact the genie or take the lamp house, they refused, saying it’d trigger him hurt, the grievance acknowledged.

Finally, they bought the lamp to him, promising it might convey well being, wealth and success.

Khan acknowledged that he later realised the “genie” was really simply one of many males in disguise.

“The lads have additionally cheated different households utilizing the identical modus operandi. The full amount of cash concerned runs into a number of million rupees,” Rai stated.