32-year old Motaparthi Vamshi Krishna was arrested on Thursday after staging an intricate ruse about an aircraft hijack plot.
This was all part of the grand plan he had masterminded to get out of going on vacation with his online girlfriend, who was not taking no for an answer. He could not afford to take her on the trip, but he was afraid she would have left him if he could not make it work.
People can get away with a lot of things in the name of love, but this just isn’t one of them.
Krishna had emailed the police in Mumbai and claimed that he was a woman who heard six men at a hotel developing a plan to hijack planes the next days in the cities of Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad. His actions caused extra security to be enlisted in three airports for the next few days.
His email address was tracked down using the IP, and CCTV footage was used to identify him as the one who sent the email off of the computer used.
When asked about the information by police who confronted him, he admitted that he made it all up as part of his elaborate ruse.
From Heat Street:
During police interrogation, Mr Krishna said he staged the hoax after his online girlfriend proposed a holiday to Mumbai and Goa but he couldn’t afford to take her. He said he told his girlfriend of his financial woes but she wouldn’t take no for an answer. Mr Krishna, a travel agent, then decided to make it look like the airline cancelled the trip, afraid that his girlfriend would no longer speak to him if he cancelled the trip himself.
He created a fake airline ticket, emailed it to his girlfriend, then tipped off the police about the phony terror plot from an internet cafe. Speaking at a press conference, B. Limba Reddy, Deputy Commissioner of Police at the Commissioner’s Task Force in Hyderabad, who led the investigation, said, “He didn’t have the money, but if he cancelled because of that, it would have hurt his pride, and his friendship with the girl would’ve come to an end,” CNN reported.