[Weird But Real] Indian Doctor Dubed Into Buying Fake Aladdin's Lamp For 7 Million Rupees

Salena Harshini |Nov 10, 2020

A doctor was dubbed by two conmen into buying a fake Aladdin lamp for the price of 7 million rupees. Read more inside!

Police in the northern Uttar Pradesh state of India has got two men under arrest who reportedly tricked a doctor into purchasing a $93,000 worth “Aladdin’s lamp” that they promised would grant good fortune and health.

Dr. Laeek Khan came to the police after he realized that this magical lamp did not have any power like what was described in the famous folk tale about Aladdin and his genie who appears and grant wishes when the lamp is rubbed.

Aladdin Lamp
The lamp that was allegedly sold for Rs 7 million  with the claim it had magic powers

A senior officer named Amir Rai has told the journals,

 “The cheats had struck a deal for much more but the doctor had paid about seven million rupees.”

He added that the men were captured and were held in custody before charges were officially filed. Also, Amit Rai said,

“The wife of one of these men was also involved in the fraud. She is on the run.”

Aladdin
This Aladdin lamp was not something this doctor expected from the popular folklore

According to local media reports, in the complaint of Dr. Laeek Khan last Sunday, he specified that one of these men pretended to be an occultist and created a supernatural figure, “jinn” and made it appear from the lamp.

Khan also shared with the news outlet that he met them when he was treating a woman who he assumed to be their mother. The complaint was quoted as saying,

“Gradually they started telling me about a ‘baba’ (priest) whom they claimed also visited their home. They started brainwashing me and asked me to meet this baba.”

The doctor allegedly met the priest who seemingly “performed such rituals." However, during one of his visits when Laeek Khan asked whether he could touch the genie or take it home, they refused by saying that it would cause him harm.

Aladdin 1
This fake Aladdin lamp would be a big life lesson for the doctor as well as others

In the end, they sold him the “magical” lamp while insisting that it would bring wealth, good fortune, and health. He then stated that he realized that the genie was only one of those men in disguise.

The police officer said,

 “The men have also cheated other families using the same modus operandi. The total amount of money involved runs into several million rupees.”

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