The 16-year-old daughter of a Navi Mumbai businessman faked her own kidnapping on Friday and disappeared for nearly three to four hours.
Mumbai: In a bid to coerce her parents into allowing her to marry a boy from her village, the 16-year-old daughter of a Navi Mumbai a businessman faked her own kidnapping on Friday and disappeared for nearly three to four hours. The parents were alerted about the kidnapping by the girl’s younger brother, who claimed that she had been abducted in an Omni van. Four teams of the Navi Mumbai police were pressed into search operations. The case was finally solved when the girl called her family and told them of her escape. But the truth came out later when the teenager confessed to faking the kidnapping during police interrogation.
On Friday evening, the Navi Mumbai police was shocked at the message being spread in the area about a girl (16) from Sanpada, who had allegedly been kidnapped from near the Moraj junction on Palm Beach road in a white Omini van. The police immediately formed several teams and crime branch officials too got involved in searching for the girl.
According to police officials, her younger brother, who accompanied her, went home alone and told his mother about his sister’s abduction. The mother immediately went to the police station for help. After two hours, at around 8 pm, the mother received a call from an unknown medical shop owner stating the girl was at his shop and was safe.
According to a police officer, “The girl was then questioned by two three women police officers. When she got confused and started giving different answers to everyone, the police got suspicious. The girl finally confessed that she had planned her own kidnapping.” She had tutored her brother about the kidnapping story and the Omni van in which she would get kidnapped. Her brother narrated the same story to his mother.
The officer added: “A few months ago, the girl had shared her feelings for a boy from their village in Rajasthan and that she wanted to marry him but her parents refused. The girl could have planned her own kidnapping so that her parents would approve of the relationship.”