Unable to repay loan, J&K man stages own ‘Kidnapping’

Udhampur: Unable to repay the money borrowed from neighbours for his daughter’s marriage, a Jammu and Kashmir resident staged his own “kidnapping” and fled from home but was traced by the Police within 24 hours of receiving a complaint. The man, a resident of Udhampur district in Jammu, also tried to falsely implicate his sister-in-law with whom he had some dispute.

According to the police, a man filed a complaint at Tikri police post on Wednesday that his son had gone missing under mysterious circumstances and that his clothes were found near their house. A police team was constituted to search for him. He was soon traced to the Khalda-Sukal Gali area on Udhampur-Reasi border.

During interrogation, the man told the Police that he was unable to repay the amount of Rs 1.5 lakh he had borrowed from locals for his daughter’s marriage and had ┬ástaged his own “kidnapping” to avoid the lenders. Further investigation in the case is underway.