Kanpur couple held for making false ransom call to girl’s parents
Kanpur SSP Yashasvi Yadav said the girl and the boy used a voice-changing software in the mobile phone to make the ransom calls. Both are class XII pass-outs and were preparing for the company secretary’s exam. They have been arrested on charges of criminal conspiracy and forgery, said Yadav.
Circle Officer of Babupurwa Pavitra Mohan Tripathi said Harminder Singh of Kidwai Nagar, who runs a shop selling bicycles and sports equipment, lodged an FIR last evening after he received a phone call about kidnapping of his daughter Sahibajit Kaur (19), who had left home in the morning for the coaching institute at Govind Nagar where she was preparing for the exam.
The caller demanded Rs five lakh, saying the girl would be killed otherwise. The caller later made two more calls, said the CO. By the time the police took the number on surveillance to trace its location, it was switched off.
During investigation, it was found that the calls were made using the SIM card of the girl’s cellphone, but another mobile set. All three calls were made from different locations. Tripathi said they contacted one of girl’s friends who helped the police in scanning Sahibajit’s Facebook account in which the police
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