Kochi: Even as the police try to put an end to the alarming cases of kidnapping and black-sticker robbery in state, another trouble has a cropped up for the lawkeepers – voice message circulated in social media warning people against a mafia involved in the abduction of children. Making matters worse fo the cops, the message claims to be that of Ernakulam assistant commissioner of police K Lalji.
A case was filed by Ernakulam central police Wednesday based on a complaint from Lalji .
The voice message refers to the dreaded black stickers at a house in Dalavapuram, Neendakara in Kollam and says the mafia is bent on spreading its tentacles across Kerala. The message goes on to say that children between one and 10 are the prime targets of the kidnappers. The black stickers are pasted by gang members posing as beggars to prepare a sketch of the houses, says the voice.
The 'message from the police' advise people to take photos of strangers who reach houses seeking directions and of unfamiliar people arriving with invitations for functions. The message says the police have given full right to the people in this regard.
Prior to taking charge as Ernakulam assistant commissioner, Lalji held the same post in Kollam city. The voice of the speaker in the message closely resembles Lalji’s real voice.