All wisemen may not necessarily be wise these days, some of them could turn out to be conmen, as it happened in the Indian city of Meerut in Uttar Pradesh.
In a case of cheating, two men claiming to be ‘tantriks’ (wise men with mystical powers) duped a doctor, siphoning off Rs25 million from the man who had returned to the country from the UK to practice.
The incident took place in the Khairnagar area of Meerut district. The victim named Dr Laeek Khan told officers at the Brahmpuri police station that the men had sold him an 'Aladdin Ka Chirag' (magic lamp) which they said could fulfill all his wishes, according to a report in Navbharat Times.
The story goes back to 2018 when a patient named Sameena visited the doctor for treatment. Following her surgery, Dr Khan used to visit her home as part of a follow up prodcedure.
It is at Sameena’s house that Dr Khan was introduced to a tantrik named Islamuddin, who boasted about his magical powers and promised that he would make the doctor into a billionaire.
The tantrik and his accomplice told the doctor that they would give him an 'Aladdin Ka Chirag’ that would make him wealthy. The duo would often show a 'jinn' appearing from the lamp to convince Dr Khan. But they would never allow him to take the lamp home saying that it would do evil things if he touched it.
Later, the doctor realised that the jinn was none other than Islamuddin – Sameena’s husband.
When the doctor realized their fraudulent methods, he approached the Meerut Superintendent of Police (SSP) and sought his help in arresting the conmen.
Acting on the man’s complaint, police soon got into action and arrested the accused while recovering the 'magical lamp’ from them.
Brahampuri police said that after the arresting the two conmen they were now on the look out for Sabeena.
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