When Ramesh Singh, a cloth merchant from Punjab, bought a jet-black Marwari horse for 23 lakhs, he did not know he was in for an unpleasant surprise.
Ramesh got the black horse from a trader but on giving it a wash, realised that the animal was actually brown in colour and that it’s actually a desi stallion.
Ramesh had thought that he will further sell the horse and hoped to get a profit of 5 lakhs, but that dream remains shattered for now.
Recently, a man in Punjab was cheated for Rs 23 lakhs by a horse trader who sold him a ‘rare black horse’ of the finest breed. However, the black horse turned out to be brown after its dye washed off.— Harsh Goenka (@hvgoenka) April 24, 2022
Only in India! pic.twitter.com/KctJzra6oB
He quickly registered an FIR with the police and it was revealed that the ‘trader’, along with two other accomplices had deceived 7 other people in a similar manner.
They used to tell people that the horse they were buying was of high value but sold them a breed that can be commonly found in India.
Meanwhile, here’s how people have been reacting to the news on social media.
More than everything; feel bad the Horse who had suffer the dye on his body! A seperate jail term should be given for that as well! https://t.co/3XXaeauqKP— Nitin Narain (@thenitinnarain) April 24, 2022
Our life n stories are ‘ Dyed in Wool ‘ https://t.co/GixKujvnX3— M.Thirumurthy (@MThirumurthy4) April 25, 2022
100 में से 99 बेईमान फिर भी मेरा भारत महान 🤣 https://t.co/CkqLCJXCM1— Amitabh Ranjan (@amitabhranjan99) April 25, 2022
I think cheating is a profession of Horse traders of Punjab. Few years back two people from Sangrur,Punjab offered us exorbitant price of our black horse on one condition that 5 lacs we returned to them as their brokerage. https://t.co/xv0gEixiif— Pradeep Nagar (@pradeepnagar57) April 24, 2022
As pointed out by some, the man’s loss aside, this was also bad for the animal and that must not go unnoticed.