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Mangaluru airport bomb case: Suspect surrenders

Mangaluru airport bomb case: Suspect surrenders

Bengaluru: A 36-year-old man, who is suspected to have planted the explosive at the Mangaluru international airport, surrendered before the police here on Wednesday, officials said.

The man turned up at the Director General of Police office here, where he has been detained for inquiry and medical tests.

The suspect has been identified as Adithya Rao, a native of Manipal, they said, adding he resembled the one captured on CCTV footage at Mangaluru airport.

The suspect confessed to having planted the bomb at the airport, sources said.

Meanwhile, a team of police officials from Mangaluru have arrived in the city to question the suspect. Mangaluru City Police Commissioner P S Harsha tweeted that the investigation team will question the suspect and initiate further legal action. Police sources said Rao, who was taken to Halsoor Gate police station in Bengaluru for questioning, is an engineering graduate and holds a post graduate degree in business administration.

He had earlier been arrested for making a hoax bomb call to Bengaluru airport in 2018 and was jailed for six months.

This was an act of revenge as he was allegedly denied the job of a security guard by the Bengaluru airport, for lack of certain documents.

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