Youth, female friend in custody after ‘you are a bomber’ text sparks scare on Indigo flight

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MANGALURU: The Bajpe police have taken a youth and his female friend into custody after a message that she sent to him created a scare on on IndiGo flight bound for Mumbai from Mangaluru at 11 am on Sunday.

Dipayan Manjhi

Simran Tom had texted a message to her friend Dipayan Manjhi, who was on the flight, saying ‘you are a bomber’. Simran, who was headed to Bengaluru, sent the text message to Dipayan while she was still in the airport.

A woman passenger seated next to Dipayan happened to see the message and alerted the cabin crew.

Simran Tom.

After the The IndiGo flight, which was ready for takeoff was called back to a parking bay and the passengers disembarked and thoroughly checked by the security personnel. The flight finally left at 5 pm.

Both Dipayan and Simran, who are from Uttar Pradesh, are now being questioned by the Bajpe police for sparking the scare.

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