Indian official drains reservoir to recover new phone

Indian official drains reservoir to recover new phone

The reservoir contained two-million litres of water!

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We know that our country doesn't have the cleanest slate when it comes to abusing resources and corruption. 

But this story shows complete and utter disrespect for both the people and the environment. 

Considering that drought is a real environmental problem in parts of India, we are shocked that one person could be so selfish. 

Rajesh Vishwas, a 32-year-old Indian food inspector from Chhattisgarh’s Kanker district, has been suspended from his role for something absurd. 

"Vishwas allegedly abused his power to have roughly two million litres of water from a reservoir in the city of Pakhanjur just so he could recover the brand-new Samsung Galaxy S23 smartphone he had accidentally dropped into the water." (Oddity Central)

His new Samsung Galaxy 23 ended up falling into the reservoir that receives the overflow of water from a nearby dam. 

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After getting some local swimmers to dive in and try to locate his phone, the phone was still missing. When questioned, Vishwas insists that it was the swimmers that suggested he get the reservoir drained. 

But even then he is supposed to be the person of reason. He insists that he was "pressured" by the swimmers to get the reservoir drained...(raised eyebrows). 

In a statement, he said: "So, I called the subdivision officer who gave an oral clearance since there was only a few feet of water. On Tuesday night, I rented a diesel pump for Rs 7,500 and drew about three feet of water from the 10-foot-deep reservoir over a two-day period. I don’t know how much water it was, but you can ask the villagers, the water is used only for bathing by those who come here for a picnic and not for irrigation or other purposes. The media has exaggerated the news.” (Oddity Central)

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