A 16-year-old Class 10 girl staged her own 'abduction' in connivance with her boyfriend in order to undergo an abortion, police said on Friday.
Tanvi, a student of JP International School in Greater Noida, hatched the plot of her abduction with boyfriend Faizi on Thursday. She was six-months pregnant and had got herself admitted to a private nursing home in Noida for the abortion, police said.
Senior Superintendent of Police A Satish Ganesh said: "Tanvi phoned her parents on Thursday afternoon that three unidentified people, including a woman, forced her into a car while she was returning from school. She said they took her to the Greater Noida Express highway and blindfolded her."
"She said that her abductors kept her in a dark room and when she managed to open a window to ask a passer-by about the area, she was told it was in a remote place in Bareilly," Ganesh added.
Tanvi immediately disconnected her mobile, leaving her family in a tizzy.
Her family approached the nearby Kasana police station and a special police team was constituted to search for her.
Meanwhile, her parents told the police that she had only one friend, her classmate Faizi, with whom she was very close.
Ganesh said upon inquiry it was found that the boy was also missing. "This aroused suspicion that the duo might have run away together. We put their mobile phones on surveillance."
"Their cell phone records revealed that they were in a city hospital. She had got herself admitted there for an abortion. When we reached there with her family, she had already undergone the surgery," Ganesh added.
Police arrested Faizi, Minu Aggarwal, the doctor who performed the abortion, and a ward boy Rashid Khan.
The girl told the police that she was in love with the boy and they had been into an intimate relationship for the past six months.
"We did all this (abduction drama) in order to get time for the abortion. We were apprehensive that it would bring bad fame to our families. We apologise for the entire episode," she said.