Muscat: The disappearance of the Indian boy from the parking lot of Lulu Hypermarket in Wadi Kabir was not an abduction case and it has been referred to Public Prosecution, police officials said.
Resolving the case, a senior police official said that as "reported" by the media and social networks Noel Sam Abraham, the Class X student of Indian School Darsait, was not abducted but he ran away in fear of his parents who were pressuring him to get high marks in the board examinations.
"The boy made contradictory statements while he was questioned by the officials during the probe. He went wrong in facts. And later on, he confessed in front of the police officials that he alighted from the vehicle and fled to the mountain while his parents went to the shopping centre to purchase goods," the police official said.
"He tied himself with ropes to deceive the people that he was kidnapped," the official added.
The report of missing of the Indian boy had created panic in Muscat among the residents.
"On last Friday, a complaint was filed at Ruwi police station for the disappearance of 15-year-old Indian boy. The complaint claimed that the boy was missing from the vehicle when his parents returned after shopping after 30 minutes and the boy's torn shirt piece and shoe was found. The next day, the police officials heard that somebody have heard a distress call from the mountain. Responding to the call, the police rushed to the mountain and initiated a search. They found the boy and he was admitted to hospital," the officials said.
Suleiman Al Rashidi, head of investigations and criminal investigations at Ruwi police station, led the investigations.