[TPS] – Murali Muthyalu, 37, charged with Witchcraft, Extortion and Fraud

In Writing (all kinds) on March 30, 2017 at 11:08 AM

Toronto Police Service
News Release

Murali Muthyalu, 37, charged with Witchcraft, Extortion and Fraud

Thursday, March 30, 201711:04 AM
55 Division

The Toronto Police Service would like to inform the public of an arrest in an ongoing Fraud investigation.

It is alleged that:

– during February and March 2017, a man advertised his services as an astrologer and psychic

– a 44-year-old man attended his business for psychic services and was told a sick family member had been the victim of an evil spirit

– the man was charged $101,000 to remove this evil spirit

On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, Murali Muthyalu, 37, a visitor from India, was arrested. He is charged with:

1) Practise Witchcraft
2) Fraud Over $5,000
3) Extortion

He was scheduled to appear in court at College Park on Thursday, March 30, 2017, 10 a.m., room 501.

The man allegedly used an alias of Master Raghav. Anyone having dealings with this man is requested 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.

Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS or Android.

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Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Constable Jonathan Morrice, 55 Division

An attachment to this release is available on our website.

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