The Vietnamese man who tried to paddle an inflatable boat from Thailand to India to satisfy his “wife” was either scammed or “catfished,” where somebody makes use of a fake profile online to deceive one other particular person for cash or private causes.
Extra picked up the story of the 37 12 months outdated Vietnamese man who spent 18 days at sea on a quest to meet his love in person. But as quickly as the person shared a photograph of his wife to Thai media, individuals shortly recognised the lady within the photo. She was Indian TV actress Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya who has been married since 2016.
It’s unclear if the person behind the pretend Facebook was scamming the man for financial gain, or in the event that they had been just deceiving him for personal reasons. According to reviews in Thai media, the man claimed he met the girl in individual back in 2019 while he was in India and that she shared her Facebook account with him. He mentioned they didn’t speak for two years, and he decided to paddle to India to see her.
The 37 yr old man spent 18 days in an inflatable boat, solely making it 80 kilometres of the 2,500-kilometre journey earlier than the navy rescued him. He had no map, compass, or GPS to navigate him.
The man suffered from exhaustion and was despatched to a hospital for treatment. The official site of the Royal Thai Navy shared that the Vietnamese man has travelled again to Vietnam by a speedboat.

SOURCE: Matichon | Thai News Agency