A 33-year-old Indian man in Dubai has been robbed of Rs 55,30,806 by a gang of 4 women after being lured right into a fake therapeutic massage parlour by way of a relationship app, based on a media report.
The case was heard on the Dubai Court docket of First Occasion, the Gulf Information reported.
In keeping with court docket data, the sufferer, who was not recognized, noticed a suggestion for a therapeutic massage session for 200 Dirhams (Rs 3,950) with photos of stunning ladies selling it.
He contacted the quantity offered on the app and went to an residence in the Al Refaa space of Dubai in November 2020.
“I noticed 4 African women contained in the residence…They requested me to open my financial institution’s software [on my mobile phone] and switch cash. They threatened me with a knife at my throat and slapped me on the face,” the report quoted the sufferer as saying.
One of the women then took his bank card and withdrew 30,000 Dirhams (Rs 5,92,586) from an ATM. He was saved confined in the residence for sooner or later because the women transferred 250,000 Dirhams (Rs 49,38,219) from the sufferer’s checking account to different accounts, the report mentioned.
“They allowed me to go away the residence solely after they took away my iPhone too. I alerted the financial institution and reported the incident to the police,” added the sufferer.
In keeping with Dubai Police, three Nigerian women have been arrested from Sharjah after intensive investigations, whereas a fourth lady continues to be at giant.
“One of them admitted to luring the sufferer by way of the Tinder software, providing therapeutic massage companies and utilizing photos of stunning women. They saved the sufferer locked up contained in the residence and wired the cash from his account to completely different accounts outdoors the nation,” mentioned a policeman.
The three Nigerian defendants have been charged with theft, issuing threats, retaining the sufferer forcefully confined inside an residence and prostitution.