Patna: Three school students embarked on a "mission" to get-rich-quick by hunting down Dawood Ibrahim and handing over the underworld don to authorities. The sheepish students are now back home after they ran out of money.
The class nine students of St Michael High School in this Bihar capital went missing last week and only returned home after their mission to catch Dawood Ibrahim failed, said police Monday.
Patna police is stunned over their motive and mission.
Police have now appealed to parents to take greater care of their children.
"Please take care of your wards and keep a watch on their activities, so that they don't take the wrong path," Patna Senior Superintendent of Police Manu Maharaj said.
India's top intelligence agencies are trying hard for years to catch the fugitive Dawood Ibrahim. And till date they have failed to make a breakthrough.
But the three students, either inspired by films or TV serials, decided to make plenty of money in a short span of time by catching Dawood Ibrahim.
"Three of them decided to go on their mission in school itself. They felt that by catching Dawood Ibrahim and handing him over to the Indian government, they would get crores of rupees as reward which they can use to enjoy life later," he said.