VELLORE: A day after a 14-year-old boy from Tirunelveli cooked up a kidnap story to escape parental rebuke after a joyride on train, a 16-year-old boy, who wanted to quit studies and start earning, played an abduction drama in Ambur on Monday. He was later located at Chittoor bus stand around 10 pm the same day.
The teen, B Vignesh, a 10th class student of Hindu Higher Secondary school, Ambur, was forcibly sent to school by his father S Bala Chandra (51) after a 2 month gap. He escaped from school and boarded a bus to Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh (AP). Around 8 pm, he called his father from Chittoor bus stand and spoke like a kidnapper saying, “We have kidnapped your son and will release him only if you give us Rs 1 Lakh” and hung up.
Bala Chandra alerted the police. A police official said, “We traced the phone num to a PCO in Chittoor. We informed the AP police, who later found the boy in the bus stand. He was handed over to us.” He was taken to Ambur and lodged in a Children’s home. He was counselled and later sent with his parents.