A Fourteen-year-old Madras Boy Fakes his own Seizure to Extort Rs.10 Lakh from his Father.
Life is intruder than fiction, but often, it takes inspiration from the latter. Just like the Tamil crime comedy film, Soodhu Kavvum’s character Arumai planned his own seizure to induce cash from his father, a 14-year-old boy faked his own seizure so as to induce an enormous total of ransom from his father.
A police officer told that the boy who is studying in the 9th class called up his father and said that he has been seized by unknown men and they are demanding Rs 10 lakh.
The boy’s father, who owns a two-wheeler accessories shop, immediately closed his store and rushed to the nearby Zam Bazaar police headquarter in Chennai’s Triplicane. The boy who studies in a private school had gone for his tuition class to Ice House.
Police took immediate action and copied the boy’s phone, finding that he was somewhere within the Chepaukneighbourhood. When the police team rushed to the spot, they found the boy standing near the Chepauk railway station.
When the police questioned him, the boy kept insisting that he was seized. The police confirmed that he was faking his own seizure by going through the CCTV footage. An officer said, “When we tend to examine the CCTV footage, it absolutely was found that he and his friend had reached the spot in an auto-rickshaw,” reported the daily.
The auto-rickshaw driver was also additionally questioned among the case and he was enlightened that the ride was reserved online by the boy and his friend. The ride was reserved from Ice House — location of the coaching center — to Chepauk.
In fact, the driver also shared that once they reached their destination and he asked for money, the friend abandoned the boy, who had to pay Rs 40 for the ride.
After the boy finally told his plan to the police officers, they warned him to never repeat this action again and allowed him to go. Recently, a 20-year-old man in Ghaziabad’s Khoda also faked his own kidnapping to get Rs 2 lakhs for his car however similar to the Madras boy, his plan was also busted.