<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 17-year-old boy and his 19-year-old friend were held by Sakinaka police on Saturday after the juvenile staged his own kidnapping and attempted to get his family to part with Rs 50 lakh as ransom. The juvenile informed the police that he wanted to help his girlfriend’s family by providing financial help, and was also planning to elope with his girlfriend.According to the police, at around noon on Friday, the juvenile had “gone missing” and his family had lodged a complaint at Sakinaka police station stating that he had been abducted by someone, following which a case of kidnapping was formally registered.While the local police station and Crime Branch unit 10 had just begun their investigation, the missing juvenile’s family received a phone call from an unknown number, and the caller informed them that their son had been kidnapped.The caller demanded Rs 50 lakh. The ‘abductor’ told the family to deliver the money at Manor in Palghar, and also threatened that if they informed the police, their son would be killed. Following the phone call, the police immediately tracked the mobile number to a lodge in Palghar district.”He thought that he could solve his girlfriend’s family’s financial crisis, and also could flee with her. He took the help of his childhood friend to stage the kidnapping,” said a crime branch officer, adding that both the girl and boy are natives of Talasari in Palghar, and the juvenile was only visiting Sakinaka for eight days.