In what could be a serious case of duping, a 17-year-old boy from Tamil Nadu’s Villupuram district who ordered a laptop online from a popular retailer for Rs 14,090 was left shocked when the delivery man handed him a package with a brick.
By the time the B Balachandar recovered from the shock on Wednesday, the delivery man had left the locality.
When Balachandar called the delivery man, he claimed that he was far away and could return only in the evening. The teen lodged a police complaint.
He also contacted the retailer and informed them about it. The company’s representatives said they would make inquiries and contact him within 48 hours.
Balachandar told police that he placed an order for a laptop after seeing an advertisement on December 22. He received the package at 11:30am on December 30, he said, and paid the delivery man in cash before opening the package.
The police summoned the delivery man for an inquiry.