An Indian man pushed a brand new BMW into the river in a fit of rage directed against his parents who had bought him the car for a birthday present instead of the Jaguar he explicitly wanted.
The young man, only known as Akash, from Haryana in northern India, was gifted a BMW M3 car by his mother and father but he refused and In an act of protest, the man plunged the car into a nearby river. However, it wasn’t long before he came back to his senses and was joined other rescuers in their efforts to fish out the expensive toy.
BMWs cost around 3.5 million rupees (£41,400; $49,000) locally, while Jaguars are more expensive, costing about five million rupees (£58,000, $70,000).
The shocking footage now doing rounds on social media shows the car floating away on the river before getting stuck on a bank of tall grass.
Akash, believed to be the son of a local landlord is later on seen joining other rescuers as they try to stop the waters from carrying away the car.
A police official told a local daily that the young man filmed the video himself.
Social media users have lashed out at the unknown driver calling him out for being ungrateful.
One person said: ‘Your parents did not teach you the concepts of gifts’.
Another wrote: ‘Don’t know whoever this disappointed idiot is! He should have sold it and taken care of thousands of poor kids education! They would have forever gratefully for his philanthropy! He missed it!’