For around two years, a 23-year-old man had sleepless nights after a quack told him that he has been diagnosed with AIDS. The victim alleged that the accused duped him of Rs3 lakh. After a couple of years, the victim realised that he was tricked, and lodged a complaint in the Andheri police station.
According to the police, the accused, Ramchandra Ghadge, 52, had taken up a franchise of ayurvedic centre.
“The suspect approached the victim Ritesh Gala, who runs a grocery shop, and requested him to sell his ayurvedic medicines. The suspect began to visit Gala’s shop regularly. One day, Gala asked Ghadge to suggest some medicine because he was feeling physically weak,” said a police officer.
“Ghadge asked him to go for a blood test. When the report arrived, Ghadge told Gala that he was suffering from AIDS, but being at its initial stage, he could cure him if Gale took his prescribed medicines,” said Pradeep Gosavi, senior police inspector.
“Ghadge gave him ayurvedic medicines which could not improve his condition. Later Gala told his aunt about his illness. She took him to another doctor and they learnt that Ghadge had given him wrong information,” said Gosavi.
“Gala alleges that Ghadge had taken Rs3 lakh from him in several instalments,” said a police officer, adding that a case has been registered under the charges of cheating and several other relevant of the IPC.