The police on Saturday claimed that a 17-year-old girl had faked her own kidnapping to elope with her boyfriend. The family of the girl had lodged an FIR at the Dankaur police station on Friday alleging that the teenager was kidnapped by four men in a car while she was returning home from school along with her sister.
According to the superintendent of police (rural) Abhishek Yadav, the police later traced the location of the boy and the girl to Bulandshahr from where they were taken into custody.
“The boy and the girl were neighbours and knew each other for the past three to four years. After returning from school with her sister, the girl met the boy who came on a bike to pick her up. The two then planned to elope and went to Bulandshahr where they were found by the police,” Yadav said.
According to the girls’ family, she had gone with her sister to school on Friday to collect her marksheet. The girl’s sister said while returning home around 12.30 pm, the girls went to a market from where four men in Maruti van pulled the 17-year-old inside and fled. However, the police said no one at the crowded market witnessed such an incident. This raised their suspicion about her sister’s statements.
While the girl was handed over to her family, the boy was held in custody at Dankaur police station.
“We are yet to establish whether the boy is a minor or not. The FIR was registered under Section 361 of IPC (kidnap) on a complaint by the girl’s father. The girl has been sent for a medical examination and we are awaiting the reports after which appropriate action will be taken,” Yadav said.