An Indian man has found a novel, if not completely illegal, way to avoid an expensive vacation with his girlfriend – a fake terror plot that paralysed the nation’s airports and threatened to ground flights.
On April 20, Motaparthi Vamshi Krishna, a 32-year-old man from Hyderabad, called in the fake threat which resulted in an increased security presence at the Hyderabad, Mumbai and Chennai airports.
So why the international terror scare? Did she want to go to Bali and get some sweet tribal tatts, while he wasn’t so keen?
It turns out that the man had more than one reason for trying to skip the holiday. Krishna had met his girlfriend online, and did not have enough money to pay for the holiday.
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Oh, and he was already married with one child.
Instead of fessing up to his new love, he sent her a fake plane ticket via the internets, telling her to pack her bags and head to the airport.
He then faked a terror threat, sending a long email from a local internet cafe of an apparent imminent attack on the nation’s airports.
Krishna – a travel agent, of course – was caught after the police narrowed him down after viewing CCTV footage at the internet cafe around the time the email was sent.
No word on what the wife and girlfriend said when they found out, but he’ll probably have a fair bit of time to think about it. As will they, considering the story’s since gone viral.
Here’s the original email sent to the authorities.
“hi sir am female here am doing this mail frim Hyderabad as i don’t want to revel my details couse am a female and scared of issues, and mailing u this couse in the after noon around 2pm while having lunch there were 6 guys talking those guys are musclims, they were talking abt plane hijack tommarrow in Hyderabad chennai and Mumbai airport they were talking very slowly but unfortunately i heard few conversations abt this, they were saying all us 23 people have to split from here and have to board flights in 3 cities and hijack them at a time. They spoke some other things also but i couls not hear them as i heard only these few sentences from them, i dont know do am i doing correct or not and they are true or not but heard this so kindly go through this and as i informed this as a duty and a citizen of india and pls dont make me to get into issues”