Self-proclaimed godman in Dombivli booked for looting family of Rs31L
The Ramnagar police in Dombivli have registered a case against a self-proclaimed godman who allegedly looted a family of ₹31 lakh on the pretext of removing negative energy from the family.
The complainant, 33-year-old Priyanka Rane, came to know that her mother and brother have given almost ₹31 lakh over the past few months to a godman, Pawan Patil, for curing their problems. The godman told them that someone had done black magic on the family and after removing that, their problems would be solved.
An investigation officer said, “The man had shown the family different tricks and magic to gain the trust of the family. To solve their problems by performing different pujas, he had taken the money from the family. There are several other followers of this man and we are investigating it. We are yet to arrest the accused.”
Deputy commissioner of police (central) Shweta Chauhan said the investigators checked over 500 videos of CCTV footage from the area, and examined more than 100 people. Of these, some were identified as suspects and technical surveillance was launched against them, based on which the three were arrested on Thursday, she added.
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