A 14-year-old boy from Bihar, India has faked his own kidnapping and demanded a ransom of Rs 500,000 from his mother, according to a report from The Times of India.
According to her mother, on the morning of August 9th, the teenager left the house claiming that he had to go meet a friend. The tenth grade student left the house with a sum of Rs 2,000 and his mobile phone, but didn’t return.
Soon, his widow mother received a text message saying that the boy had been kidnapped, along with a ransom demand of Rs 500,000. She then contacted Patra Nagar Police Station and lodged a complaint of kidnapping.
It didn’t take long for the police to find the boy, who was found at a bus station in Purnea on Wednesday night.
According to the report, Patrakar Nagar police station SHO Pramod Kumar said that the boy planned to use the ransom money to get admitted in a cricket academy in Delhi or Mumbai. He also mentioned that the boy was addicted to online video games and wanted to buy a costly mobile phone to play them in.
It was found out through an investigation that the mother had taken a loan of Rs 350,000 which the boy knew about, and may have led to him staging his own kidnapping.