In a recent press conference, the Madhya Pradesh DGP, VK Singh stated that there has been a rise in the number of cases of ‘fake kidnappings’ because women are apparently more independent now than they were before.
In a clip posted by ANI, he is quoted as saying:
A new trend has been seen in the form of IPC 363. Girls are becoming more independent as they are going to schools and colleges, so in today’s society, this is a reality. In these cases, the girls leave home but the report is of kidnapping.
#WATCH MP DGP,VK Singh,”Ek naya trend IPC 363 ke roop mein dikha hai. Ladkiyaan swatantra zada ho rahi hain,aaj ke samaj mein ladkiyon ki badhti swatantrata ek tathya hai.Aise cases mein increase hua hai jismein wo ghar se chali jati hain aur report hoti hai kidnapping ki” (4Jul) pic.twitter.com/M42uCRquM1— ANI (@ANI) July 7, 2019
In a particularly apathetic gesture, the police reportedly asked one of the victim’s family members to give him gutka.