To pay off his loans, a man fakes his own kidnapping to extort money from his parents

Sushant told police he regularly invested money in an e-commerce site. (To file)

New Delhi:

Delhi police said on Thursday a man faked his own kidnapping in order to extort money from his parents.

He will be taken to court for registering his statement under Article 164 of the CrPC, police said.

The case came to light when Tej Pal Singh, a resident of Bijnor in the UP, informed police that his son Sushant Chawdhary was missing.

On September 24, the complainant and his younger son visited Sushant’s office and learned that his son had not been to the office since September 8, they said.

Mr. Singh received a text message from Sushant’s phone saying he had taken out a loan of Rs 1,50,000 and returned Rs 75,000.

The message said if the remaining amount was not returned then Sushant would be in serious trouble, police said.

Police searched Gandhi Maidan, Chandni Chowk and other areas and located Sushant.

During questioning, Sushant revealed that he organized his own kidnapping as he needed funds to repay his loans.

Sushant told police he regularly invested money in an e-commerce site. He had taken out loans to invest in the site but suffered huge losses, police said.

He hatched a plan to demand money from his parents and organized his own kidnapping, police said.

(Except for the title, this story was not edited by NDTV staff and is posted from a syndicated feed.)

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