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According to a report in The Hindu (Karnataka edition, 16 September), a nine-year-old girl living with her aunt near the Idgah area of Chamarajapete in the heart of Bangalore took the city railway police for a ride by falsely claiming that she had been kidnapped.

Wanting to see her parents who lived in Tumkur about 60 km away, the girl without informing her aunt made it to the city railway station to catch a train to Tumkur. Unable to make any headway in her truancy and feeling lost, she went to the railway police post in the station and made a scene, complaining that she had been kidnapped by “four burkha men” (sic) near her house. The police soon found out the real story and sent the girl packing to her parents’ home.

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