city anchor:After 7-year-old’s claim,comes anticlimax: It wasn’t abductionhttps://indianexpress.com/article/cities/chandigarh/city-anchorafter-7yearolds-claim-comes-anticlimax-it-wasnt-abduction/

city anchor:After 7-year-old’s claim,comes anticlimax: It wasn’t abduction

Two days after Jashn Demla,7,claimed that he had outwitted “abductors” and managed to escape,the Panchkula Police on Wednesday presented a counter-claim and proved that it was not a case of abduction.

Two days after Jashn Demla,7,claimed that he had outwitted “abductors” and managed to escape,the Panchkula Police on Wednesday presented a counter-claim and proved that it was not a case of abduction.

The Panchkula Police on Monday had claimed that the entire “abduction” had been dramatised. On Wednesday,the Panchkula Police claimed to have solved the “mystery” by saying that the “abductors” were couriers who had come to give a delivery at the house of Jashn’s neighbour.

The couriers,according to the police,had approached Jashn to enquire about the address. However,an over- enthusiastic Jashn misconstrued the enquiry as an attempt to abduct him.

On investigating the neighbours,it was found that two men with similar profile and description had dropped deliveries near by in a white Maruti van. The information was verified and the men were called for inquiry by Sector 5 SHO Nupur Bishnoi,her team and the Criminal Investigation Authority (CIA) team.

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Interestingly,for three days that the investigation lasted,the couriers had absolutely no idea that they were being frantically hunted by three investigating teams. Also,contrary to the family’s claim that the kid bit one of the men’s arm,no such evidence was found.

According to police,the men stopped their vehicle and approached Jashn to ask for an address. The child mistook them for kidnappers and panicked,informing the neighbours and his family.

“It was the kid’s misunderstanding as he got scared and ran away. However,nothing regarding a ‘bite’ could be found. The suspects were delivery boys from Bluedart,” Bishnoi said.

When contacted,the courier company,however,said they do not own or use any Maruti vans for delivery.

Bishnoi said Jashn’s father Vinod Demla himself had given a written statement withdrawing the case. However,Jashn’s father refused to comment stating that his family would know the reason for withdrawing the case.

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