In rarest of the rare case, watchman’s son returns diamonds worth Rs 40 lakh

By: | Published: August 20, 2017 1:18 PM

Everyone must have heard the saying, "honesty is the best policy" but there are very fewer people who abide by this quote in the modern world. But, a 15-year boy did something different.

A Surat-based watchman’s son, Vishal Upadhyay returned a packet that contained 700 carats of diamonds worth Rs 40 lakh to its owner. (Representational Photo: Reuters)

Everyone must have heard the saying, “honesty is the best policy” but there are very fewer people who abide by this quote in the modern world. But, a 15-year boy did something different. A Surat-based watchman’s son, Vishal Upadhyay returned a packet that contained 700 carats of diamonds worth Rs 40 lakh to its owner. A Class XI student, Upadhyay found the diamonds while playing cricket at the city of the diamond street on Mahidpura on August 15, reported TOI.

The 15-year-old boy was awarded Rs 41,000 for his honesty. As per TOI report, Vishal who lives in a tiny room with his family said, “I remember losing a Rs 50 note given by my mother. That day I could not eat. I kept thinking about the agony which the person who lost the diamonds would be going through.”

Earlier, last month, in a jaw-dropping incident, the life of a farmer came full circle after he found a diamond worth at least Rs 15 lakh in a piece of land that he had taken on lease. Suresh Yadav, a 40-year-old farmer from Madhya Pradesh who owns a few acres of land in Bundelkhand’s Panna region had been facing repeated crop losses for years.

He handed over his farm business to his son and started mining for which he took the small portion of land from district administration of Bundelkhand for a mere Rs 250.

Little did he know that he will strike a fortune and actually end up digging out a diamond. As per the report by TOI, Yadav dug out a 5.82-carat diamond and as per diamond experts who examined the stone, the gem is worth Rs 15 to Rs 20 lakh.

District mining officer Santosh Singh was quoted as saying that experts have valued diamond as of good quality and that it will be auctioned according to government norms.

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