Story By: Conor Sheils, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
This image shows the handwritten note left by an 11-year-old schoolgirl who faked her own kidnapping in a desperate bid to bunk off school and skip her Arabic classes.
The incident happened when the unnamed youngster did not want to attend Arabic classes at a school in the town of Kapar, in the province of Selangor, Malaysia.
According to local media, the youngster told her parents she had been abducted by eight men in two separate vans, driving in different directions.
The supposed ordeal surfaced on social media including a handwritten note from the youngster in which she claimed that two men wearing masks tried to nab her outside the school yard.
However, she claimed that the day was saved by an unidentified elderly man who managed to fight off the kidnappers with his bare hands.
When the girl told her mother the supposed tall tale they went to a local police station before investigating cops took just six days to conclude that the story was completely untrue.
Once confronted the girl admitted that the tall tale was in fact a lie in a bid to skip the Arabic class.
The story was widely shared on Facebook and local cops were quick to remind civilians that spreading fake news is illegal in the country.
It is unclear whether the youngster or her parents will now face prosecution.
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