NEW DELHI: Two gentlemen who allegedly duped a physician into acquiring an “Aladdin’s lamp” for $93,000 — and even conjured up a fake genie — have been arrested in India, an formal claimed on Sunday.
Laeek Khan approached law enforcement in the northern point out of Uttar Pradesh just after he realised the lamp did not have any magical powers, as explained in the popular folk tale about Aladdin and his want-granting genie that appears when it is rubbed.
“The cheats had struck a offer for significantly much more but the physician had compensated about 7 million rupees ($93,000),” Amit Rai, a senior officer stated.
He said the adult men were arrested on Thursday and were remanded in custody in advance of expenses currently being filed.
“The wife of one of these men was also involved in the fraud. She is on the operate,” Rai additional.
In his criticism submitted last Sunday, Khan claimed one particular of the adult males pretended to be an occultist and created a “jinn” — a supernatural figure — seem from the lamp, community media described.
But when Khan questioned if he could contact the genie or take the lamp home, they refused, indicating it may possibly result in him hurt, the complaint said.
Sooner or later they offered the lamp to him, promising it would carry overall health, wealth and very good fortune.
Khan stated that he later realised the “genie” was truly just a person of the males in disguise. The men have also cheated other family members utilizing the exact same modus operandi.
“The full quantity of dollars included runs into many million rupees,” Rai reported.
Released in Dawn, November 2nd, 2020