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13-year-old fakes kidnapping to evade father’s scolding in Ludhiana

To evade father’s scolding, a 13-year-old boy fled from his home and cooked up his own kidnapping story after he failed in three subjects in Class-8 result.

punjab Updated: Jun 01, 2016 16:15 IST
HT Correspondent
The boy in police custody in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
The boy in police custody in Ludhiana on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

To evade father’s scolding, a 13-year-old boy fled from his home and cooked up his own kidnapping story after he failed in three subjects in Class-8 result.

The boy, Vishal Kumar, reached Chandigarh and made a call on his father’s mobile phone stating that some car-borne people had kidnapped him and kept him at some unknown place.

The child kept the police on toes for at least 10 hours. Later, police traced him to Chandigarh railway station through his mobile’s location on Monday late evening and handed over him to his parents.

The child told police that he got the idea of concocting the story from films and tele serials. He used to see such scenes and narrated the situation to his father.

FATHER APPROACHES POLICE ON MONDAY

Assistant commissioner of police (ACP, central) Amandeep Singh Brar stated that Basant Singh of Miller Ganj contacted the police on Monday stating that his 13-year-old son Vishal Kumar had been kidnapped. Basant Singh, who runs a small factory of thread manufacturing, said, “On Monday morning, I asked my son Vishal to open the factory. But, when I reached the factory, he was not there.”

“After some time, I received a call on my mobile from Vishal stating that two people had kidnapped him in a black van after offering him water laced with sedatives,” he alleged.

Following the complaint, police swung into action and initiated investigation. After tracing his mobile location, police contacted Chandigarh police and a team was also dispatched from Ludhiana and the boy was later detained from Chandigarh railway station.

BOY TRIES TO MISLEAD POLICE

Brar said, “The boy tried to mislead the police by saying that he had managed to escape from the clutches of kidnappers, but on persistent questioning, he stated that he concocted the story to evade his father’s scolding.”

The boy further added that he had failed in three subjects, including math, Punjabi and social studies in Class-8 exams, but did not tell his father. When he realised that his father will come to know about it in parent-teacher meeting, he went to Chandigarh and faked his kidnapping.