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

Depiction of the magic lamp from the tale of Aladdin and genie. BIGSTOCK He was…

Depiction of the magic lamp from the tale of Aladdin and genie. BIGSTOCK

He was promised it would bring health and fitness, wealth, and very good fortune

Two gentlemen who allegedly duped a medical doctor into getting an “Aladdin’s lamp” for $93,000 and even conjured up a fake genie – have been arrested in India, an official reported Sunday.

Laeek Khan approached law enforcement in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh following he realized the lamp did not have any magical powers, as described in the well known people tale about Aladdin and his want-granting genie that appears when it is rubbed.

“The cheats experienced struck a deal for a great deal extra but the doctor had paid about 7 million rupees ($93,000),” Amit Rai, a senior officer advised AFP.

He said the guys were being arrested on Thursday and were remanded in custody ahead of fees getting submitted.

“The spouse of just one of these males was also involved in the fraud. She is on the operate,” Rai extra.


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In his complaint submitted past Sunday, Khan said one of the men pretended to be an occultist and produced a “jinn” – a supernatural determine – surface from the lamp, neighborhood media documented.

But when Khan requested if he could contact the genie or consider the lamp household, they refused, indicating it could possibly result in him hurt, the criticism mentioned.

Ultimately, they marketed the lamp to him, promising it would convey overall health, wealth, and very good fortune.

Khan said that he later on realized the “genie” was actually just a single of the adult men in disguise.

“The guys have also cheated other families applying the similar modus operandi. The overall volume of income involved runs into quite a few million rupees,” Rai claimed.