Two women, who claimed to be fortune tellers and spiritual healers, entered a house in Khairatabad and stole Rs 70,000 after diverting the attention of a housewife. Police released CCTV grabs of the women and have started a search for them.
Police said the women, who spoke Telugu, went to the house of Swarnalatha and told her that they can solve all her family problems.
“They asked her to give Rs 51 and two kg rice for a ritual. Later, they asked her to put Rs 101 and bring two more kg rice. After a while, they made her bring Rs 20,000 and then Rs 50,000 more. They asked her to put the money in the rice and did some rituals. They put the rice near her wardrobe and asked her to check it after taking bath. They promised that her health problems and that of her husband and other family problems would be solved,” said an officer from the Panjagutta police station.
“When the victim went to take bath the women escaped with the money,” said the officer.
Police booked a case following a complaint from Swarnalatha.