Woman swindled out of valuables in Lahore
LAHORE: A swindler deprived a patient’s female attendant of her gold jewelry and a cell phone at Sheikh Zayed Hospital on Thursday.
Reports said an unidentified man visited the Surgical Unit-II of the hospital and met a female attendant of a minor child admitted there.
Introducing himself as a hospital employee, the man somehow won the trust of the woman and her relatives.
Later, he led the woman and her relatives to the dialysis unit of the hospital, claiming he wanted to consult their patient’s disease with a friend whom he introduced as a senior doctor.
The alleged swindler then took from the woman her gold jewelry and cell phone outside the unit, making her believe that these items might harm the sophisticated equipment lying inside. As the woman and her relatives entered the unit, the swindler sneaked away with the valuables.
Becoming aware of the fraud the family called 15 emergency. The police reached the hospital to investigate the matter. The woman, however, refused to lodge a complaint against the ‘fraudster’.
The hospital security staff held the victim family responsible for the incident for handing over valuables to an unknown man without verifying his identity.