Police in India have arrested a man for dressing up as a ghost and then offering to drive away the spirit for money.

Ambika Rai allegedly wore a black dress to scare people at night on the streets of the West Bengal town of Siliguri.

He would later seek out the very same people and offer to perform expensive rituals "to drive away the ghost".

The scam was discovered when police were alerted by a phone call and joined locals in chasing the black 'ghost'.

Mr Rai was caught and admitted he was the ghost all along.

He confessed to charging hefty amounts for his ghostbusting services and taking home all the gifts that were given to him by people to appease the ghost.


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