Two teenaged siblings stage own kidnapping
A brother-sister duo from Mulund, aged 17 and 18 respectively, fearing their parents’ ire on finding out that they had spent the money meant to be deposited in the bank, ended up staging their own kidnapping.mumbai Updated: Dec 03, 2011 02:19 IST
A brother-sister duo from Mulund, aged 17 and 18 respectively, fearing their parents’ ire on finding out that they had spent the money meant to be deposited in the bank, ended up staging their own kidnapping.
The incident, that gave the family many anxious moments, ended with the siblings being tracked down by the police, safe and sound. The duo had planned the ‘abduction’ days after the family found cash missing from their bank account on updating their passbook, police said.
The incident took place on Thursday afternoon around 3.22pm, after the family members of the siblings received a call from the girl. She told her family that a group of four boys had abducted her and her brother some distance from their residence, said an Mulund police officer, requesting anonymity.
“The girl told the family that while she had been dumped near Kalwa bridge, the abductors had taken the brother along with them,” the officer said. The girl also gave her family members the number of the car in which they had been ‘abducted’, which later turned out to be of a motorbike.
The Shah family immediately called up the police, who began looking for the siblings.
Assistant inspector Dilip Damunse from Mulund police station said, “What made us suspicious was that while the girl claimed to be in Kalwa when she had called her family, her phone being tracked by us showed her moving around in Thane.”
The police then contacted the girl’s college friend, who told her the family would not be upset with her. The friend then called the girl to Wagle Estate where the police were waiting. The police then took them to the police station.
“The siblings told us that they were scared their family would find out they had not deposited the money, totalling more than Rs 75,000, in the bank, and had spent it,” Damunse said.
No police case was registered.