Brampton Man Victim of Man Charged with Witchcraft


An Indian national has been charged with fraud and pretending to practice witchcraft after allegedly bilking a Brampton man out of $101,000.

Toronto police recently announced that they made an arrest in an ongoing fraud investigation. According to police, it has been alleged that during the months of February and March, a man advertised his services as an astrologer and psychic and garnered the attention of the 44-year-old victim in the process.

The victim attended the business for psychic services and was told a sick family member had been the victim of an evil spirit.

The victim was charged $101,000 for the removal of the spirit.

On Wednesday, March 29, Murali Muthyalu, 37, a visitor from India, was arrested. He has been charged with practicing witchcraft, fraud over $5,000 and extortion.

He was scheduled to appear in court on March 30.

The man allegedly used an alias of Master Raghav.

Anyone who has dealt with the accused is asked to contact police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5500, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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