There are many superstitious people around. All of them have their own ways to seek direction for the future plan of action. But have you ever heard of thieves breaking a coconut to decide which house they would rob? This has actually happened in Maharashtra.
When the Navghar Police caught a four-member team of robbers from Mumbai, they found a coconut and a few knives with them.
According to a Times Of India report, the team of robbers had a ritual of spinning a coconut at and then deciding on the basis of which side the coconut would point. Yes, you read it right and we know you cannot stop laughing.
The robbers also used to perform a small pooja with flowers and vermillion to mark the ceremony.
Police inspector at Navghar station said, “We received a tip-off about them when they were approaching the check naka, most likely to do their routine and find a new area to commit a crime in. My team laid a trap and got ready for these men at the spot before they reached. Four were arrested.”
“In their last house break-in, they’d robbed Rs 1.6 lakh; the house had been shut for many days. We found fresh flowers at the spot, and that matched with several crimes in other areas,” he added.