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Indian Police Arrest Man Because of Smelly Socks

Indian Police Arrest Man Because of Smelly Socks

Monday, 4 December, 2017 - 06:15
India police. (AFP file photo)

Police in India say they have arrested a man whose smelly socks caused a dispute between him and fellow passengers on a bus, near New Delhi.

According to BBC, security sources said passengers had lodged a complaint against Prakash Kumar, 27, for "causing a public nuisance.”

The incident occurred en route to the capital, Delhi, after Kumar removed his shoes and socks.

The stench from the socks was so bad that passengers asked Mr. Kumar to put them in his bag or throw them out. But he allegedly refused, sparking a heated argument.

Passengers then forced the bus driver to pull over at a police station in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh where the complaint was lodged.

The Hindustan Times quoted Kumar as saying that his socks had not been stinking, and that the passengers had quarreled with him for "no reason". Police told the BBC that Kumar had been granted bail.

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