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Teen stages own abduction to get money from parents

A 14-year-old boy reportedly planned his own kidnapping to force his parents into shelling out money for a trip to Mumbai.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi |
May 12, 2009 12:58:06 am

A 14-year-old boy reportedly planned his own kidnapping to force his parents into shelling out money for a trip to Mumbai.

The police said the incident was reported from Anand Vihar,where the boy lives with his parents.

“His parents are very strict. The boy wanted to go to Mumbai and hatched the plan with two of his school friends. He made a ransom call to his parents and asked for Rs one lakh. Scared,his parents approached us,” an officer said.

During their probe,the police came to know that the call was made from an STD booth; the owner told them three children had come to the booth on Sunday. After this,the police took the boy’s phone,which he had left at home,and scrutinised his call details.

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“We identified two numbers that were constantly in use and found that they belonged to the boy’s friends. On the basis of information provided by them,the boy was picked up from the Daryaganj area,” a police officer said.

Later,he was handed over to his family and a statement was recorded in the juvenile court. The boy’s father owns a jewellery shop in the New Usmanpur area.

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