A 27-year-old US citizen staying right here allegedly staged her personal kidnapping after she ran out of cash in an try to extort money from her dad and mom, police stated on Sunday.
The girl, recognized as Chloe Mclaughlin, had come to Delhi on May 3. She is a graduate from a college within the US and her father, who lives in Washington DC, is an ex-army officer, they stated.
Police stated that on July 7, Mclaughlin referred to as her mom and stated that she was in an “unsafe environment” and was being assaulted and overwhelmed by a person recognized to her.
She didn’t disclose her present location although, they stated.
Her mom approached the authorities in India, and the US Embassy forwarded the matter to New Delhi District police.
The case had been reported after greater than two and half months of arrival of the sufferer in India, police stated.
On July 10, Mclaughlin once more spoke to her mom through a video name on WhatsApp, however simply earlier than her mom may get some extra details about her, a person entered the room and their name was lower brief.
The United States Embassy conjectured that the lady was both incapacitated or was being prevented from contacting her household or Embassy, stated Amrutha Guguloth, Deputy Commissioner of Police, New Delhi.
Police stated they used technical intelligence and, so as to verify her most up-to-date whereabouts, sought assist from Yahoo.com for the IP tackle Mclaughlin had used to ship an e-mail to American Citizen Services relating to her immigration doc work on July 9.
When the Bureau of Immigration was requested to offer the immigration type of the alleged sufferer, they gave the police the tackle she had shared with them, which was in Greater Noida, the officer stated.
Accordingly, police performed raids at a resort, the place she was suspected to have stayed. But the employees there stated nobody by her title had checked into their resort.
Meanwhile, investigators discovered that the Mclaughlin was utilizing another person’s WiFi when she made the video name to her mom, Guguloth stated.
“Our team tracked the IP address and the mobile network associated with that IP address, which led us to one Okoroafor Chibuike Okoro, 31, a Nigerian national, in Gurugram.
He told the police that the woman was staying in Greater Noida,” she stated.
Following his enter, police tracked down Mclaughlin and arrested her.
Mclaughlin, when she was questioned, confessed that she had staged her kidnapping as she had run out of cash inside few days of reaching Delhi, following which she and her boyfriend, Okoro, hatched a plan to extort cash from her dad and mom, the DCP stated .
The girl’s passport had expired on June 6 and her boyfriend’s passport too had run out of validity, police stated.
She had come to India to stick with Okoro whom she had befriended on Facebook earlier than coming right here.
Both of them have been residing collectively right here and have been obsessed with singing. That is perhaps the explanation they turned associates, the police officer stated.
Legal motion is being taken in opposition to each for overstaying in India with out a legitimate passport and visa, police stated.
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