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 a relationship app, in keeping with a media report.
The case was heard on the Dubai Court of First Instance, the Gulf News reported.
According to courtroom information, the sufferer, who was not recognized, noticed a suggestion for a therapeutic massage session for 200 Dirhams (Rs 3,950) with photos of stunning women selling it.
He contacted the quantity offered on the app and went to an condominium in the Al Refaa space of Dubai in November 2020.
“I saw four African women inside the apartment…They asked me to open my bank’s application [on my mobile phone] and transfer money. 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 stored confined in the condominium for at some point because the women transferred 250,000 Dirhams (Rs 49,38,219) from the sufferer’s checking account to different accounts, the report stated.
“They allowed me to leave the apartment only after they took away my iPhone too. I alerted the bank and reported the incident to the police,” added the sufferer.
According to Dubai Police, three Nigerian women had been arrested from Sharjah after intensive investigations, whereas a fourth lady remains to be at giant.
“One of them admitted to luring the victim through the Tinder application, offering massage services and using pictures of beautiful women. They kept the victim locked up inside the apartment and wired the money from his account to different accounts outside the country,” stated a policeman.
The three Nigerian defendants have been charged with theft, issuing threats, retaining the sufferer forcefully confined inside an condominium and prostitution.