Delhi: Duo stages fake kidnapping inspired by popular web series
(Sourced from PTI)
Inspired by a popular web series, two 22-year-old cousins staged a fake kidnapping and demanded a ransom of Rs. 2 lakh from their family, the police said on Wednesday. "The accused, Nadeem and Aftab, are residents of Zakir Nagar in New Delhi and they snatched a mobile phone from a woman on the same day," the police added.
Police said, "Nadeem worked with his father in a furniture shop. Neither did his father let him consume alcohol, nor did he give him any extra money." "So, taking cues from the web series Breathe: Into the Shadows, they decided to stage a kidnapping. Aftab made a fake ransom call to Nadeem's father demanding Rs. 2 lakh as ransom amount," police added.
The matter came to notice on Monday after police received a call from Aftab's father who informed them that his nephew, Nadeem, had been kidnapped. He also informed them that the kidnapper had demanded Rs. 2 lakh ransom for Nadeem's release.
RP Meena, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southeast) said, "Our police team initiated a search and checked CCTVs in the area. We also checked call detail records of Nadeem's phone and found that he was in constant touch with a female friend. When contacted, his friend told police that Nadeem was with Aftab." "During the inquiry, the complainant said Aftab was also missing," he added.
DCP said, "On checking the CCTVs, it emerged that no such kidnapping had taken place." The officer added, "Later, police received another call about a woman being robbed of her mobile phone at Jamia Nagar and on examining the CCTVs, it was found that both Aftab and Nadeem were involved in the snatching case." The two men were arrested following raids on Tuesday.