Spurned lover scribbles ISIS threat, ex-girlfriend's number in Thane mall toilets

Published: Jun 18, 2019, 10:30 IST | mid-day online correspondent

The accused wanted to seek vengeance on his ex-girlfriend hence allegedly scribbled threats of an ISIS attack with her phone number on advertising pamphlets in the restrooms of a Thane mall

Spurned lover scribbles ISIS threat, ex-girlfriend's number in Thane mall toilets
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A spurned lover seeking vengeance on his former girlfriend was detained by the police on Sunday for allegedly scribbled threats of an ISIS attack with her phone number on advertising pamphlets in the restrooms of a Thane mall. The accused identified as Ketan Ghodke (24), was nabbed from his residence in Vikhroli and kept at Vartak Nagar police station till he confessed to writing the terror messages and the phone numbers of his former girlfriend and her current boyfriend.

"Ghodke, an insurance agent, was in a relationship with the woman for seven years. But due to some differences, she broke off with him and was now in another relationship. Upset with her rejection, he decided to take revenge and wrote the prank terror messages," a police officer stated.

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According to the Times of India, patrons informed the Thane mall authorities about the threats scribbled on the pamphlets in the restrooms on the ground floor and first floor. "The mall authorities informed the police, who rushed to the spot. The scribbles said: ‘Gazva-E-Hind, Dadar Siddhivinayak Temple Boom. ISIS is coming. Slipper cell is activated’, along with two phone numbers penned alongside. We tracked the numbers and traced the couple who said they were clueless about the terror messages." Following the complaint from the mall authorities, the woman told the police that her former boyfriend Ghodke might have done it to embarrass her. The police detained him and during questioning, he admitted his guilt.

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