Panaji: Goa Police on Tuesday appealed parents not to believe in rumours about children being attempted to kidnapped from the schools.
Director General of Police Jaspal Singh said that some schools have issued advisory to parents based on the rumours about attempts to kidnap the children. He said such advisory may create unnecessary panic.
Singh tweeted “Some schools are issuing advisories on the basis of incidents of attempted kidnappings. It is clarified that no such incidents have been reported and there is no such trend. While it is important to take precaution we advise all to not believe in rumours as they might cause panic.”
The tweet came hours after a mob thrashed a man in Vasco town suspecting him to be involved in kidnapping a minor boy.
Vasco police said that the man was attacked by a mob suspecting him to be involved in kidnapping a minor boy. “The man is apparently mentally unstable and he would be admitted in Institute of Psychiatry and Human Behaviour after getting proper orders from the court,” a police official said.