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Schoolgirls send cops on wild goose chase!

By Correspondent

SHILLONG, May 2 - Meghalaya police is contemplating to send the case of three school students from here to the Child Welfare Committee for counseling, after they sent the police on a wild goose chase on concocted stories of being abducted.

The three school children, all girls, in two separate incidents, had claimed they were abducted by unknown people in the State Capital. The first case of such fake abduction was reported on Thursday last, while the other incident was reported a couple of days later.

In the first case, a 12-year school student from a school in Mawbah claimed she was abducted by unknown men after dragging here into a car from outside the school.

The girl claimed she managed to escape from her captors with the help of an �unknown� Samaritan, who dropped her near her residence.

An FIR was filed and the police went on the lookout for the ghost abductors. A couple of days later, two Class VIII school students from the same school claimed abduction, narrating a similar plot. An FIR was again filed at the local Police station in this case too.

However, on questioning one of the two girls broke down and narrated that they made up the story as they had gone out with some friends. They also revealed that they took inspiration from the story of the first girl who �was abducted.�

The first girl had also made up the story, the police said today. �We would refer the cases to the Child Welfare Committee, so that these girls are properly counseled. Since they are juveniles we are not pressing any charges for the false FIRs,� Vivek Syiem, Superintendent of Police (City) said.

Meanwhile, Syiem said advisories have been given to schools in the State Capital to install CCTVs outside the main gates. �Some of the big schools have installed the CCTVs, others haven�t,� he said.

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