Four held near Kolkata for trying to sell 'genie in a bottle'

Updated: Jan 21, 2018, 19:00 IST | Agencies

The police have arrested four persons, including a police driver, from Burdwan for attempting to sell a "genie in a bottle" to a resident of Baguiati near Kolkata

Illustration/Ravi Jadhav
Illustration/Ravi Jadhav

The police have arrested four persons, including a police driver, from Burdwan for attempting to sell a "genie in a bottle" to a resident of Baguiati near Kolkata. The resident, Tapas Roy Choudhury, received a call from a friend informing that a "ghost", which would do anything for him and turn all his wishes into reality, was available for sale, police said yesterday. After an appointment with the seller, a Choudhury came to Burdwan town with his friend. Four people escorted them to a hotel and showed them a small bottle with a R1 coin in it and said the ghost was inside it.

When Choudhury told them that he had no money, the four forcibly took all the cash from the duo, and locked them up in the hotel room. Police said Choudhury somehow managed to contact a friend who informed the Burdwan police and the four were arrested. One of the four is a police driver.

Rs 10 lakh
Amount demanded for the 'genie'

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