The Mumbai Police arrested a 27-year-old man for allegedly faking his own kidnapping and demanding Rs 5 lakh from his father as he was unable to pay for the expensive mobile phones he recently bought.
The accused was identified as Jitendra Dineshlal Joshi, who works at a known departmental store in Malad.
The police exposed his fake kidnapping story in five hours.
As per the case details, on the night of May 30, Jitendra’s wife received a call from her husband’s mobile number, informing her that her husband has been kidnapped and if the family wants to see him alive, they should pay Rs 5 lakhs. The family alerted police and lodged a compliant.
The police scanned nearly 100 CCTV cameras and after obtaining important leads, traced Jitendra in Malad area within five hours and solved the case.
During his interrogation, the police sended that he was cooking up stories. The police learnt that he faked his own kidnapping with the help of a man who works with him in the same company. On Jitendra’s instruction, he had made the phone call to Jitendra’s wife, police added.
The officials stated that the accused had bought two expensive mobile phones on monthly installment. Since he also had other loans, he was unable to pay the EMIs and decided to fake his own kidnapping to arrange the money.