Angry youth dumps BMW sedan in a river as parents gift him a BMW instead of a Jaguar
A 22-year-old man drove his new BMW 3 series sedan into a canal because he was upset it was not a Jaguar, the Times of India reported — but his father disputes the account from police.
Local authorities in Yamunanagar, India said the incident happened Aug. 10 in the Western Yamuna Canal, according to the report.
The luxury car was a birthday gift from his parents, which they purchased after selling another car in order to purchase it, the Times of India reported.
“Akash was demanding for a Jaguar car from his father, but when his father failed to buy one, he threw away his BMW in a fit of anger,” a local police official told the outlet. “His family had sold the Innova they had received from his in-laws to buy him the BMW.”
Police claimed that the parents said their son suffers from undisclosed mental health issues, according to the Times. Officials reportedly don’t plan to make an arrest, as no complaints were filed.
The youth reportedly pushed the car in the river and also made a video of it. He uploaded the video on social media websites to show his anger. However, after the vehicle got stuck on a patch of tall grass on a natural island in the middle of the river, the youth took the help of the locals and tried recovering the vehicle. The video of the same has been uploaded on the Internet too.
The exact identity of the youth is not known and the police are yet to reveal the details. However, the youth belongs from Yamuna Nagar in Haryana according to the reports. The cops have also taken the youth into custody but it is not known if he has been arrested yet. Also, it is not known which sections will be imposed on the youth if he gets arrested. The father is a landlord in Haryana but the exact identification could not be established. It is also not known if the car was recovered by the administration.
The age of the youth also remains unknown but it seems like he is quite young and did the whole thing to show his protest. Luxury cars like BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz have become a common sight in many interior parts of Haryana. Landlords and farmers receive a huge sum from the government on selling the lands for the infrastructure development plans like making new roads. Many families just get such luxury cars with the money. In some cases in the past, such vehicles have been found abandoned as the maintenance cost is quite high and people do not take that into consideration while buying the vehicle.
The names of the luxury car brands like Audi, Jaguar, BMW are used very often in the local songs and Punjabi songs that further influence the youths to own and drive such vehicles.
Written By – Shantonil Nag, Source – Cartoq, people.com