tech2 News StaffDec 28, 2018 13:02:33 IST
Pune police were sent on a wild goose chase this week after a resident of Kothrud sent an email to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) claiming he saw an alien object outside his house.
Not only was it alien and upright, the man felt certain that the “alien object” was beaming important information about the Earth back to its home planet, a Press Trust of India report said.
As police investigated the case, they learned that man, 47 years old, was suffering from a mental ailment, a police officer said Thursday.
A resident of the Kothrud area in Pune, the man sent an email to the PMO saying he had seen an "alien object" outside his house. The PMO, in turn, relayed the letter to the Maharashtra government, which instructed police to look into the matter, an official attached to the Sinhgad Road police station said, according to PTI.
Police tracked down the sender of the email a few days ago, the officer said.
"The man had had brain haemorrhage some years ago and since then he has lost his mental balance. A couple of months ago he saw a light in the trees outside his bungalow and thought it was coming from some alien object," said the officer.
He felt certain that this "alien object" was sending critical information about Earth to its home planet, and dashed off an email to the PMO seeking investigation, the officer said.
"Even his family members were not aware that he had sent such an email."
with inputs from Press Trust of India.
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