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Scared of scolding over poor results, teen fakes own kidnapping, demands Rs 50,000 from father

The minor boy had made a call to his father from a borrowed phone, demanding the ransom.

punjab Updated: Jul 31, 2017 20:53 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Kidnapping,Fake kidnapping,Punjab police
Abra Mohammad, of Guru Teg Bahadur Market of Khanna, with family and police after he was recovered on Monday, two days after he cooked up a kidnapping story.(HT Photo)

Upset over father’s scoldings over poor result in studies in Class 11, 15-year-old budding cricketer Abra Mohammad of Guru Teg Bahadur Market of Khanna left home on Saturday and faked his own kidnapping to get even. He made a ransom call for Rs 50,000 from a borrowed phone to his father, Aslam Ali, from a train to Delhi. The call, made at 4am on Sunday, spooked the family and the police was informed.

The police zeroed in the registered SIM holder of the number — Ankit of Delhi — from which the ransom call was made. He was traced to Panipat, but claimed that a boy had borrowed his phone in the train to call his parents.

Khanna senior superintendent of police Navjot Singh Mahal said they sent several teams to Delhi to find Mohammad. “However, when we learnt that he had himself made the ransom call, we knew he would come back. We finally recovered him from his friend’s house and handed him over to his parents. He returned after his money ran out.”

The SSP said, the minor boy had even made another call to his father from another borrowed phone, repeating the demand of ransom.

First Published: Jul 31, 2017 19:35 IST