Air India bomb hoax unravels as love triangle

A hoax bomb threat made to Air India, the national airline of India, was actually a complicated attempt to frame a love rival, according to evidence being heard by courts in Bengaluru.

Air India bomb threat proves to be a hoax.

Air India bomb threat proves to be a hoax. Image by Aero Icarus / CC BY-SA 2.0

Computer technician Gokul Macheri, 33, allegedly made the hoax call last week to frame his friend Saju Jose, hoping to then resume a relationship with Jose’s wife, who was the teenage sweetheart of the hoax-caller. Macheri concocted an intricate digital paper trail linking his rival to Isis to reinforce the impression of guilt. Read more: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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