13-year-old behind hoax threat mail to Delhi Airport: “did it for fun” | India News

By | June 11, 2024

By Trend News Line 2024-06-11 11:51:11.

13-Year-Old Boy Behind Hoax Bomb Threat at Delhi Airport

A 13-year-old boy has been identified as the sender of a threat email to Delhi Airport on June 4, claiming that an Air Canada flight (AC43) en route from Delhi to Toronto had a bomb on board, Delhi Police revealed on Tuesday. The threat, however, was later confirmed to be a hoax.

Origin of the Threat

During the investigation, it was discovered that the email used for the threat had been created just an hour before it was sent. The email was traced back to Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, where a 13-year-old boy was found to be responsible. The boy admitted to police that he got the idea after seeing media coverage of a bomb threat for a Mumbai flight.

Child’s Motivation

The police investigation revealed that the minor wanted to test if the police could trace his email. He confessed to making the threat ‘for fun’. The child created a fake email ID on his phone and used his mother’s phone to access the internet and send the email. After sending it, he deleted the email, but upon seeing news reports about a bomb threat at Delhi airport the next morning, he got scared and kept it a secret from his family.

Police Action

Usha Rangnani, deputy commissioner of police, IGI Airport, stated, “The police have seized the child’s phone and are counselling him. The child was produced before the Juvenile Justice Board and then handed back to his parents.”

Flight Response

On June 4, the Air Canada flight en route from Delhi to Toronto received the bomb threat email. The flight, scheduled to depart around 10.50 pm that day, was moved to an isolation bay for safety measures. An aircraft screening process was also conducted to ensure the safety of all passengers on board.

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This incident serves as a reminder of the consequences of making hoax threats, especially in sensitive locations like airports. The child’s actions not only caused panic and disruption but also wasted valuable resources and time of law enforcement agencies. It is essential for parents and guardians to educate children about the seriousness of such pranks and the potential legal repercussions they may face.

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