Tension prevailed at a private mall in Anna Nagar on Saturday after the police control room received a phone call that bombs have been planted inside the mall and even as the police and BDDS teams started evacuating people from the mall to search the premises, police were perplexed after tracing the caller since he was a just a Class 4 student.
Meanwhile, the caller was traced to Ambattur and police were shocked to realise that the caller has not even completed nine years of age. Also, inquiries revealed that since his grandfather scolded him for spending long hours playing games on phone, an irked boy called the control room with a hoax bomb threat to the mall, the place where he often frequents with his parents.
“The boy’s parents, who are working in different firms, have instructed him to call the police control room if an unknown person enters home and for any other emergency since elderly persons were at home. However, the boy decided to use it to his advantage to scare his grandfather,” said an officer. While it is a punishable offence to make a hoax bomb threat, police had to return after advising the kid since he was too naive to understand his mistake.