NEW DELHI: A self-styled godman was arrested on Sunday for allegedly duping and trying to rape a woman in central Delhi’s Daryaganj area.

In her complaint, the woman said she had met the man, who had identified himself as one Zulfikar, outside a mosque one day after her evening prayers. He claimed that he knew about the troubles in her family and even showed her a few magic tricks. She told him that her father had left for Canada a long time back and never come back. He assured her that he would get him back. Initially, he took Rs 7,100 from her and asked her return with Rs 21,000 the next time. When she met him and gave him the money, he took her to house on the pretext of conducting a ritual and tried to rape her. She managed to escape and later registered a complaint against Zulfikar.

He was arrested and a case of outraging the modesty of a woman registered.

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Source: TOI-Delhi