Two men in India have been arrested after selling a doctor a fake magic lamp.

A lamp

A lamp

Laeek Khan went to the police after he purchased the lamp and realised that it did not possess any magical powers.

He had been led to believe that the lamp contained a wish-granting genie, after the pair were able to conjure up a supernatural figure in front of him.

Senior officer Amit Rai told AFP: "The cheats had struck a deal for much more but the doctor had paid about 7 million rupees [£72,000/$93,000]."

He also revealed that the suspects have tried the same trick on others in the past.

Rai explained: "The men have also cheated other families using the same modus operandi."