Flipkart buyer alleges he got detergent bar instead of iPhone 8

Mumbai: It was a rude shock for a 26-year-old software engineer in Mumbai when the e-tailing major Flipkart delivered a detergent bar instead of an iPhone-8 which he had ordered and paid for.

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A case of cheating has been registered against Flipkart at the Byculla police station in central Mumbai.

Complainant Tabrej Mehaboob Nagrali said he had ordered an iPhone-8 on the shopping portal and made the full payment of Rs 55,000.

On January 22, Nagrali alleges, the package delivered at his house in Panvel in neighbouring Navi Mumbai had a detergent bar inside instead of the premium mobile phone.

“Nagrali approached us with a complaint yesterday, and an offence of cheating was registered against Flipkart,” Avinash Shingte, senior police inspector at the Byculla police station, said.

The company is conducting an inquiry into the incident, a Flipkart spokesman said.

With inputs from PTI