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Fake Message Claims Children Kidnapped in Ghaziabad, Police Warn Against Rumours

Fake Message Claims Children Kidnapped in Ghaziabad, Police Warn Against Rumours

BOOM got in touch with Ghaziabad Police who dismissed the viral message as fake.

A viral message on social media falsely claims that three children in Ghaziabad were kidnapped while on their way to school. The fake message claims the incident happened in Gaur Green city, a residential colony in Ghaziabad’s Indirapuram area. BOOM reached out to Ghaziabad police who dismissed the messages, callimg them fake.

The viral message reads, “Please do take care of your kids. Today 3 kids from gaur green city Indirapuram round circles have been kidnapped while going to school. Don’t leave your kids alone. Please do take proper care.”

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BOOM contacted Ghaziabad police who confirmed that there has been no such child kindapping incident as is being mentioned in the viral messages.

BOOM got in touch with Circle Officer (CO) of Indirapuram Anshu Jain, who dismissed the viral message as fake and said that there is no truth to the incident.

Additionally, on being asked if there are any prominent schools near the mentioned area, she said that Indirapuram Public School was located nearby but no incident of children or a child from the said school had been reported.

“The police will take action against people spreading such misleading message,” added CO Jain.

According to the Indian Express, on August 27, an elderly woman walking with her one-year-old grandson in Ghaziabad was attacked by a group of people over suspicion that she was a child kidnapper.

Ghaziabad Police had tweeted yesterday appealing to people not to believe any rumours related to child kidnapping and that there was no child kidnapping gang roaming in the area.

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Claim Review : Please Do Take Care Of Your Kids Today Three Kids From Gaurcity Indirapuram Round Circles Have Been Kidnapped While Going To School

Fact Check : FALSE


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Anmol Alphonso is a fact-checker with BOOM. He has previously interned at IndiaSpend as a fact-checker and was a reporting intern at Times of India, Indian Express, and Mid-Day. He is a post-graduate diploma holder in journalism from St Paul’s Institute of Communication Education, Mumbai.

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