Indian doctor duped into buying ‘Aladdin’s lamp’ after genie show

NEW DELHI (AFP) – Two men who allegedly duped a doctor into buying an ‘Aladdin’s lamp’ for USD93,000 – and even conjured up a fake genie – have been arrested in India, an official said on Sunday. Laeek Khan approached police in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh after he realised the lamp did not have any magical powers, as described in the popular folk tale about Aladdin and his wish-granting genie that appears when it is rubbed. More details in Monday’s Borneo Bulletin.