New Delhi, June 28: At least four self-styled godmen have been arrested in Hyderabad for extorting at least 500 grams gold, 1 kilogram silver and Rs. 1 lakh cash as well from a 48-year-old man. The accused took the valuables from the man on the pretext of performing certain rituals.Also Read - 8-Year-Old Andhra Boy Becomes The Youngest to Scale Mount Elbrus, Proudly Unfurls Tricolour | See Pic

The four accused- E Vasu, T Sathakoti, K Babu Srinu, and V Pullayya, who are all astrologers and belong to West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh and reside in Hyderabad, told the man in question, that there was a threat to the lives of his wife and children and asked him to perform a slew of rituals for their well being. Also Read - Andhra Couple Blessed With Twins on The Same Day 2 Years Later, After They Lost 2 Daughters in Tragedy

The victim gave them Rs. 1.10 lakh through cheque and also gave them gold bars weighing a total 500 grams and 1 kg silver too, reported Rachakonda Police Commissioner Mahesh M Bhagwat. Police have seized 500 grams gold, 1 kg silver and Rs. 1 lakh from the four accused. The case came to light after the man lodged a complaint with police saying that the accused called him again and said there was a threat to his life. Also Read - Father-Son Duo Build 14-Feet Tall Statue of PM Modi Using Iron Scrap, to Be Erected in Bengaluru Tomorrow