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Man Ditches BMW His Parents Gave Him In River Because He Wanted A Jaguar

ryan.ford 13 Aug 2019

I think we've all been on the receiving end of gifts that, shall we say, missed the mark. Sure, it can be a disappointing experience, but that doesn't mean you can't be grateful to have received a gift at all.

Just in case anybody needed a reminder of what a real lack of gratitude looks like, here's a great example.

A young man in India has made his feelings about luxury cars quite clear after video of his treatment of his gift from his parents for his 22nd birthday went viral.

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The man, whose name is known only as Akash, is the son of a wealthy landlord, according to the Deccan Herald. Akash apparently had his heart set on a new Jaguar for his birthday, but when his parents gave him a BMW instead, he responded by shoving the new luxury car into a river.

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Not only did he dispatch the car to the water, but he took a video of the car sinking and posted it to social media.

Police, who later investigated the matter, said that "Akash was unhappy with his father for not buying him Jaguar. He deliberately pushed luxury vehicle BMW into the river."

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As the video shows, the current quickly grabbed the car and started to carry it downstream.

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With onlookers watching from a nearby bridge, the car slowly started to sink into the river.

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Police became involved after the car got caught on a patch of grass.

Some of the locals suspected that somebody might have been in the car, so they alerted authorities. A rescue operation was started, with team of men attempting to pull the car out of the river with a rope.

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Thankfully, nobody was in the car.

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The BMW was later retrieved with the help of divers and a crane.

As the BBC reported, BMWs cost about $49,000 in the area, whereas Jaguars fetch about $60,000.

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Police have said that they will not be filing any charges against Akash.

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"After getting the matter examined, no legal case can be made out of it," an official said. The Deccan Herald also reported that Akash is under treatment for a "mentally disturbed" condition.

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Akash's father said that he never expected his son would lash out against a BMW so vehemently.

"I wanted to give my son a birthday present," he said, according to Fox News. "We could only afford to give him a BMW, while he kept insisting that he be given a Jaguar. He said the vehicle was too small but we thought he will be okay. We never imagined he would do anything like this."

h/t: Deccan Herald, Fox News

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