Two adult males who allegedly duped a medical professional into buying an “Aladdin’s lamp” for $93,000 — and even conjured up a phony genie — have been arrested in India, an formal mentioned Sunday.
Laeek Khan approached police in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh following he realised the lamp did not have any magical powers, as explained in the well-liked folk tale about Aladdin and his desire-granting genie that seems when it is rubbed.
“The cheats experienced struck a offer for substantially far more but the medical doctor had compensated about 7 million rupees ($93,000),” Amit Rai, a senior officer instructed AFP.
He stated the adult men were being arrested on Thursday and had been remanded in custody in advance of rates currently being submitted.
“The wife of one of these adult men was also associated in the fraud. She is on the run,” Rai added.
In his grievance filed past Sunday, Khan reported just one of the males pretended to be an occultist and designed a “jinn” — a supernatural figure — show up from the lamp, local media described.
But when Khan requested if he could touch the genie or just take the lamp residence, they refused, expressing it may lead to him harm, the criticism mentioned.
Ultimately they marketed the lamp to him, promising it would convey health and fitness, prosperity and fantastic fortune.
Khan mentioned that he later on realised the “genie” was basically just 1 of the guys in disguise.
“The males have also cheated other families using the very same modus operandi. The overall amount of funds involved runs into several million rupees,” Rai reported.
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