Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Jealous of friend going to Canada, man sends bomb threat to airport to stop flight

Hyderabad: The Cyber police in Hyderabad have arrested a youth for sending hoax bomb threat email to the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport of Hyderabad on Tuesday.
Rajeev Gandhi International Airport on Tuesday received an email on the airport's customer support department, in which an unknown individual claimed that he wanted to blast a bomb there on Wednesday.
A search operation was immediately launched after receiving the mail. However, they found nothing and the mail was declared as Non specific.
The mail, which was sent from ID: '' at 2:31 pm on Tuesday, read, "I want to blast bomb in airport tomorrow [Wednesday]."
Further, a police complaint was lodged for further investigation on the threat.
Following an investigation, it was revealed that a man, who had been jealous of his friend going to Canada for further studies, had sent the threat to stall his visit.
The 24-year-old accused hatched the plan for a "bomb blast" email as he was jealous that while he was still jobless, his childhood friend had got a Canadian visa.
The accused has been identified as Katraju Shahshikanth, a resident of Warangal. He stays at a boys hotel in Hyderabad and is friends with Sairam Kaleru, a resident of Uppal Hyderabad.
Recently, Sairam received the Canada visa as he was planning to go for further studies. This led to jealousy as Shahshikanth was not able to even find a job.
At first, he wrote a fake email to Canadian immigration to cancel Sairam's visa all to no avail.
On Tuesday, after learning that Sairam was flying abroad for higher studies, jealous Shashikanth used his friend's email to send a bomb threat to the Hyderabad airport.
04/09/19 Ashish Pandey/India Today
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