Boy kidnaps himself to avoid angry parents after poor exam result


Udhampur, December 1: Udhampur Police took three hours to solve a case of false kidnapping of a school boy in Udhampur. The boy had kidnapped himself on Monday after performing poorly in school exams to avoid being pulled up by his parents.

The boy has been identified as Ruderaksh, alias Anshu. He is a student of class 10th in a local school and resident of Jail Road, Udhampur. His father, Romesh Singh filed his missing report on Monday at around 8 am. He told police that his son Anshu had gone for his tuitions in the morning near Kapri in Shiv Nagar, Udhampur, when he was kidnapped. Based on the information, the police registered a case under Sections 363 of the RPC.

After starting investigation, Additional Superintendent of Police, Udhampur , Mohan Lal Kaith along with Gourav Mahajan, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Headquarters, Udhampur and Inspector Arjun Singh Chib, Station House Officer, Udhampur police station constituted police teams under the supervision of Senior Superintendent of Police, Udhampur, Mohammad Suleman Choudhary.

To find the kidnapped boy, The police teams were sent to various suspected areas. The police immediately activated all police check posts on all suspected routes, national highway and the Dhar road Besides, all adjoining districts were also informed about the kidnapping. Police also took the help of human and technical resources to trace the missing boy.

Then, during questioning of the boy’s close associates, the police found out that the boy has kidnapped himself. “It was one of classmates, who was also his cousin, who broke down and narrated the whole story,” said the police.

The boy said that Anshu has had performed very poorly in the recently held school exam and he was afraid of being pulled up by his parents after the upcoming parent teacher meeting in the school. So, he cooked up a story of his kidnapping and boarded a bus to Bhaderwah.

Police while acting on the provided information, informed Doda police and immediately dispatched a team to Bhaderwah to bring the boy back. The boy was recovered from Bhaderwah.

“The case is still open for further investigation and the boy will be handed over to his parents after all legalities,” said one of the police officers.

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