School boy cooks up his kidnap story

Ghaziabad: Fearing his parents’ wrath, a truant school boy cooked up a story of his kidnapping after returning home, leading police to launch a hunt for the ‘abductors’ for two days.

The 11-year-old boy, a student of class VI, allegedly missed his school on Monday to play cricket with friends.


On realising that he had stayed in the field much beyond the school hours, he cooked up a story of his kidnap, police said on Wednesday. He returned home in the evening and told his family that he was kidnapped and kept in a closed room, but somehow managed to escape from there.

His parents then informed Vijay Nagar police which on questioning the boy found that he was unable to corroborate the details of the kidnapping. Police launched a hunt for the ‘kidnappers’, but when they again questioned the boy last night, he told them that he cooked up the story to save himself from his parents’ anger, they said. -- PTI

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