A 33-year-old Indian man in Dubai has been robbed of Rs 55,30,806 by a gang of 4 girls after being lured right into a pretend therapeutic massage parlour by means of a courting app, in line with a media report.
The case was heard on the Dubai Courtroom of First Occasion, the Gulf News reported.
In keeping with courtroom information, the sufferer, who was not recognized, noticed a proposal for a therapeutic massage session for 200 Dirhams (Rs 3,950) with footage of lovely ladies selling it.
He contacted the quantity supplied on the app and went to an house within the Al Refaa space of Dubai in November 2020.
“I noticed 4 African girls contained in the house…They requested me to open my financial institution’s utility [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 many girls then took his bank card and withdrew 30,000 Dirhams (Rs 5,92,586) from an ATM. He was saved confined within the house for in the future as the ladies transferred 250,000 Dirhams (Rs 49,38,219) from the sufferer’s checking account to different accounts, the report stated.
“They allowed me to go away the house 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 girls had been arrested from Sharjah after intensive investigations, whereas a fourth girl remains to be at massive.
“One in every of them admitted to luring the sufferer by means of the Tinder utility, providing therapeutic massage companies and utilizing footage of lovely girls. They saved the sufferer locked up contained in the house and wired the cash from his account to totally different accounts exterior the nation,” stated a policeman.
The three Nigerian defendants have been charged with theft, issuing threats, retaining the sufferer forcefully confined inside an house and prostitution.