Three detained for threatening to blow up Bodh Gaya temples

Three detained for threatening to blow up Bodh Gaya temples

At least three people, including a girl, have been detained here for threatening to blow up the Bodh Gaya and Vishnupad temples in Gaya district, police said Saturday.

Police detained Sunny, Rakesh and a 19-year-old girl from Ranipur-Rasulpur locality in Patna late Friday, Senior Superintendent of Police Manu Maharaj said.

"Three of them were detained for interrogation after police traced the mobile number  used to sent the threatening SMS to the Gaya district officials to blow up both the temples," he said.

But the police officers were surprised when the girl revealed an interesting story behind the SMS. She said she was using a mobile phone which was gifted to her by a boy. This angered her uncle, who used her mobile number to sent a threatening SMS to Gaya District Magistrate Balamurgan D. to teach the boy a lesson.

"Sunny and Rakesh denied that they had sent the threatening SMS to the official in Gaya," a police officer said.

Security at both the temples has been tightened.

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