Malda MP Khagen Murmu orders mobile phone online, finds marble stones inside package


Image posted on Facebook by Khagen Murmu.

Image posted on Facebook by Khagen Murmu.

West Bengal BJP MP Khagen Murmu had a rough start to the week on Monday. Murmu found two stones in a box that was supposed to contain a mobile phone that he had ordered from an e-commerce firm online.

Murmu had placed an order for a Samsung phone, but after opening the parcel, found a box of a Redmi phone. He was “surprised”, Murmu told The Telegraph, adding that two marble stones were packed inside the box instead of the phone.

“What initially surprised me was that instead of Samsung, I found a box of Redmi 5A. The seal of the box was broken and on opening it, I found a couple of marble pieces,” Murmu said. While sharing details of the incident, Murmu also said that he had placed the order a week ago and it arrived on Diwali.

Murmu’s wife received the package as he wasn’t at home and paid Rs 11,999 as cash on delivery. Murmu opened the package on Monday and was in for a shock on seeing the contents of the box.

Alok Rajoria, Malda Police Chief, told the daily, “We will definitely take action on the complaint.”

An enraged Murmu lodged a complaint with the English Bazar police station in Malda soon after and told The Times Of India, “I had never ordered anything online before. My son does it. This was the first time that I ordered something online. I will report the matter to the Union minister of consumer affairs.”

Khagen Murmu, a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from West Bengal, is a Malda North MP.