Mumbai, Sep 2: Bullying gets to a new level in Mumbai. In a shocking incident here, a 9-year-old student of a convent school was threatened by ex-students, in an attempt to extort money.
The 16-year-old accused threatened the boy that he would be kidnapped, if he fails to give them money. The victim is the son of a diamond trader.
The accused extorted Rs 7,000 from the 9-year-old in 15 days. The victim was threatened by saying that if he fails to give them money, he would be thrashed and locked inside the school bathroom.
The accused are ex-students of the same school in which the victim is studying.
The bullies would wait outside the school gate for the victim and used to take money from him.
The scared victim gave away all his piggy-bank savings. He also approached a distant relative for money telling that he required it for school projects.
The victim's family came to know about the incident when they observed a change in his behaviour. When his mother asked about the reason, he did not say anything.
The child revealed the details to his grand father. He said that he has given Rs 7,000 to the accused within 15 days. And they were demanding Rs 2,000 more from him.
He also said that the accused had told him that if money was not given, then they would kidnap and lock him inside the school bathroom. The victim's family has filed a complained at Dindoshi police station.
The accused were nabbed on Tuesday, Sep 1. They were sent to juvenile home.
According to the police, the accused used the extorted money to watch movies and to roam around the city.
Police are trying to figure to find out whether any other students have fallen victims to similar act.