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17-year-old girl fakes her own kidnapping

The Ghatkopar police were forced to embark on a wild goose chase on Monday after a 17-year-old girl filed a complaint that a group of boys had kidnapped her on Sunday afternoon...

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai |
August 25, 2009 3:15:55 am

The Ghatkopar police were forced to embark on a wild goose chase on Monday after a 17-year-old girl filed a complaint that a group of boys had kidnapped her on Sunday afternoon,kept her in captivity at a location in Khar for a few hours and robbed her cellphone and wallet.

However,despite visiting the crime spot with the police the girl was unable to give satisfactory answers to them. The police then grew suspicious about the authenticity of her claims. Eventually she had confessed to her parents that she was robbed when she had gone for an outing to Khar and cooked up the kidnapping story.

“The girl,a Ghatkopar resident,had initially claimed that while she was on her way to a teacher’s place on Sunday,she was forced into an autorickshaw by a few boys. They had taken her to a location in Khar and released her around 7.30 pm. She said she had called her mother and informed her about the incident. However,after paying a visit to all those spots,we realised that there were many holes in her story and asked her parents to confront her. She then confessed that she had gone to meet a few boys,who were her friends,and they had been robbed there. We have registered a case of robbery but the kidnapping story was a fake,” said deputy commissioner of police (zone VII) R Vatkar.

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