Mumbai: 17-year-old flees home, spends Rs 3 lakh on bar dancers

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: May 18, 2016 17:18 IST
A minor boy in Mumbai ran away from his home with around Rs 3 lakh after failing in an examination and spent the money in a South Mumbai bar. (Vijayanand Gupta/ HT file photo)

A minor boy in Mumbai ran away from home after flunking his junior college examinations and spent around Rs 3 lakh on bar dancers.

The youngster fled from home with the cash out of fear of his father’s wrath for failing the exams, police said.

The city crime branch, however, managed to find him after he spent the money and stayed at various guest houses in the city for two weeks.

The property cell of the crime branch tracked down the teenager from an orchestra bar in south Mumbai, which he had been visiting.

Officials said the boy was enrolled into the science stream against his wishes after he scored good marks in his boards.

But he flunked his Class XI exams and after his father expressed displeasure over it, he took the cash and gold earrings of his mother and left home on April 29.

A kidnapping case was registered with the Wadala police on May 1 after he did not turn up for a couple of days.

“He had been in touch with one of his friends and had been changing lodges (place of residence) and orchestra bars every two days to avoid getting apprehended. He acted cleverly and within two weeks splurged the cash on the women dancers. He has been splurging on alcohol too,” said a crime branch officer.

The state government machinery and even the Supreme Court are trying to find ways on a more disciplined way of running the dance bars.

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