A father of two in Dewas allegedly impersonated the Islamic State terror group and wrote a letter to his children’s school, saying that the institution will be bombed and the principal set ablaze if outstanding fees weren’t waived.
Police booked Usmaan, the father of a boy and a girl, for allegedly writing the letter and posting it to the principal of BCM school, Verges Joseph. The letter was hand-written and in Hindi.
Joseph said Usman hadn’t paid Rs 44,000 as his three children’s fees. Joseph said he wrote to Usman to pay the amount the children’s father threatened murder last month.
When Joseph complained to the police, Usmaan again allegedly threatened him.
“It seems that the letter is written to threaten the principal and in no way is IS involved in this act,’ said Thana in-charge Nahar Darwaza RR Gautam.
“We are taking samples of writing of each and every student of school including the teachers. The samples of handwriting of Usmaan will also be taken to investigate the matter.” Police have registered a case for criminal intimidation and obscene use of words in public.
But Usman denied all charges and said someone was misusing his name. “It is true I have not deposited the fees of my kids this year because I am suffering from financial crisis but I have no issues with the principal. I will deposit the fees soon,” he said.