A passenger was thrown off a plane in India after joking he was a terrorist and sending a friend a selfie with a handkerchief on his head.
Yogvedant Poddar posted the picture to Snapchat with the caption: ‘Terrorist on board, I destroy women’s hearts.’
The sinister selfie was spotted by a passenger sitting behind him who alerted the cabin crew.
Mr Poddar, 21, was then thrown off the domestic Jet Airways flight from Kolkata to Mumbai, NDTV reported.
Take-off was cancelled and Mr Poddar removed from the plane as his language ‘was inferred as a security threat’, the airport said.
The airline’s security staff handed him to police, who searched Mr Poddar’s luggage but found nothing suspicious.
Mr Poddar’s father reportedly came to the airport and said his son had meant his comment as a joke.
The flight was said to have had 160 people on board while Mr Poddar was reportedly travelling for a job interview. Read more