BENGALURU: A special police team has arrested the man responsible for a hoax call to Kempegowda International Airport on Saturday, and solved a murder case in the process.
Tension had gripped the airport on Saturday morning after KIA security staff received a message saying bombs had been placed on three international flights.
Police said the person picked up for the hoax call, Gokul, a sales executive of a private firm, confessed to an earlier crime — the murder of his wife — during interrogation.
Gokul (29), a native of Thrissur in Kerala, was picked up from his house in HSR Layout after he sent a threat message using a SIM he had taken on his friend’s name. He wanted to put his friend Saju Jose behind bars as he was infatuated with Saju’s wife. Gokul had hoped that he can have an affair with Saju’s wife after he is jailed.
While he was being grilled, Gokul confessed not only to sending the hoax messages, but also to the murder of his wife Anuradha on July 27.
He said he had attacked her with a Ganesha idol. Later, he claimed that Anuradha had accidentally fallen to death from the balcony. Gokul said he had killed his wife as she was picking quarrels with him daily.