An Indian man wanted to avoid a vacation with his ‘online girlfriend’. His masterplan was a hoax email sent to the police about a possible hijacking in Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad. Obviously, it all went horribly wrong for him when the authorities traced his IP address down and arrested him.

Turns out, this man (named by police as Motaparthi Vamshi Krishna, 32 y/o from Hyderabad, India) is married with kids and was involved in an online affair. The girlfriend insisted it was time to take the relationship to the ‘next level’ and wanted a vacation together to Mumbai and Goa (you know, the obvious next step to any online relationship 😉 ). Mr. Krishna did not have the finances to support this trip and resisted, however, the girlfriend insisted that they take the tour together. At this point, Mr. Krishna came up with an elaborate plan – He sent his girlfriend a fake ticket from Chennai to Mumbai (the girlfriend was Chennai based), scheduled for 16th April 2017. A day before the scheduled fake flight, on 15th April 2017, he sent a hoax hijacking-plot email to Mumbai police.

In his hoax email, Mr. Krishna claimed that he was a woman and had overheard 6 muslim men talk about a hijacking plan on 16th April 2017, across 3 cities, Hyderabad, Chennai and Mumbai. He assumed that this email would lead to flight cancelations and thus his out from the dreaded vacation plans.

Except, his email triggered a high priority response by the Mumbai Police Commissioner’s office, who informed concerned Airport security authorities and the police departments of related cities. A full scale anti-terror drill was launched at the airports and necessary precautions were underway. The IP address of the email was traced to a cyber cafe in Hyderabad and subsequent cctv footage allowed  police to identify Mr. Krishna, who was arrested  soon thereafter.

Details of the hoax email as released by Hyderabad police:

‘’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’’

The stunning details of this case and report were shared by Hyderabad police on their official Facebook page.

Take Away

Wow, just wow! Its unbelievable what people think they can get away with in this day and age. I am glad the authorities were swift with their action – Kudos!