The 14-year-old girl’s father, a security guard and a resident of a colony that falls under the Sihani Gate police station’s jurisdiction, alleged that the boy and his brothers had coerced his daughter to run away from home in October 2018.
They were later caught by the railway police while they were on their way to Amritsar and handed over to their respective families.
However, according to the girl’s mother, the boy did not mend his ways and kept stalking her daughter. She alleged that just two days back, the boy had hacked her daughter’s Facebook profile as well. The girl’s mother said due to the stalking, she had sent her daughter away to a relative’s place some time back.
“He got in touch with my daughter at her tuition classes and started following her. After the incident in October, my husband had started to drop and pick her up from school and the tuition centre, but it did not prove to be helpful. The boy, along with his brothers, kept issuing threats to us all along,” she said.
The mother added: “Now when we decided to take her out of school and send her away, the boy’s family has been pressurising us to bring her back. As far as my daughter’s Facebook account is concerned, the boy has changed its password. We are afraid it might be misused.”
Police said the two minors study in different schools and belong to different religious communities. They met three years back at tution classes. After a complaint was lodged at Sihani Gate police station, an FIR against the boy and his family members was registered on Saturday under IPC sections 354 D (stalking) and 506 (criminal intimidation), and the boy was detained.