Published On : Wed, Apr 10th, 2024

Kidnapping prank fiasco: Four teenagers land in police custody for ‘stunt’ in Nagpur

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Nagpur: Four teenagers in Nagpur have been charged with kidnapping after attempting a kidnapping prank to post videos on social media. Among them, two appeared on their Standard XII examinations recently, while the other two were attempting the NEET exam again.

According to Rana Pratap Nagar Police, Aadesh (17), a resident of Chandrapur district, was residing in a rented accommodation in Gopal Nagar area of Nagpur with his friend Yash while preparing for the JEE exam for the past one year. Aadesh is a student of Standard 11 at a tuition class in Vidya Vihar, Pratap Nagar Square for JEE.

On Monday at 6.45 am, Aadesh, along with his friends Yash and Vedant, were walking towards their classes when a white Hyundai Elantra car with tinted windshields (MH-40/6144) pulled up behind them near the SOS School lane in Pratap Nagar. Three young boys disembarked from the car and forced Aadesh inside the vehicle despite his resistance. Alerted by Aadesh’s friends, the boys fled the scene in their car.

Shocked by the incident, Aadesh reported it to his teacher at the tuition class, who promptly accompanied him to the police station to lodge a complaint. Taking the incident seriously, the Pratap Nagar Police registered a case under Sections 363, 511, and 34 of the Indian Penal Code and initiated an investigation. Through CCTV footage, the police identified one of the culprits as Vijay (18) (name changed) and detained him. Based on Vijay’s information, the police also detained three other boys, all aged 18 years.

During interrogation, the police corroborated the statements of the four teenagers and concluded that they were attempting to create a prank video for social media. Police were surprised by the revelation, as the youths had undertaken such an activity without considering the legal ramifications.

The parents of the teenagers who were called to the police station were shocked to learn about their children’s actions. Additionally, it was discovered that Vijay did not possess a driver’s license for the Hyundai Elantra car. The parents pleaded for leniency from the police, and the teenagers assured the police that they would refrain from such actions in the future. Finally, the police released the teenagers with a warning notice.