A conman was arrested here on Friday for allegedly duping a woman of gold ornaments worth one lakh rupees and Rs.4000 on the pretext of treating her mother's ailments through witchcraft, reports PTI quoting sources.

Baba Babur, a resident of Meerut, was arrested on Thursday evening in the ISBT area.

He had assured the woman of curing her mother. For treatment, he asked her to bring her mother's gold ornaments and a sum of Rs.4,000.

The woman later came to the Baba with her mother and handed him over gold ornaments and cash. After performing the puja, the Baba returned the bag with a warning that it must be opened after three days.

The woman opened the bag to find nothing, following which a report was lodged with the police.