Kannauj: It was a day of shock for a man at Siluapur village in Kannauj district of Uttar Pradesh on Monday when his ‘hungry’ goat chewed up currency notes worth Rs 66,000 that owner had kept in the pocket of his trouser. According to reports, the currency was in the denomination of Rs 2,000 notes. By the time the farmer Sarvesh Kumar Pal noticed his goat chewing currency, it had eaten up the whole money except two Rs 2,000 notes. There was no trace of the remaining 31 notes.
Pal had kept the money to purchase bricks for construction work that is underway in his house. I was taking a bath and the money was kept in the pocket of my trousers. Notorious for eating all kinds of paper products, the goat seized the chance to munch on its favourite food. “What to do, my goat is like a child to me,” said Sarvesh Kumar Pal. “Later, two notes wet in saliva could be retrieved in a damaged condition,” he added.
The incident has created a buzz in the village people from nearby areas are reportedly thronging to Sarvesh’s house to have a glimpse of the goat. Many find it interesting and have even clicked selfies with the goat, the daily reported.
Some even suggested to take the goat to veterinarians and get some medicines to make the animal vomit and recover the lost money. Many asked me to sell the goat to a butcher as it has brought misfortune to us,” said Sarvesh Kumar Pal. A neighbour even suggested to hand over the goat to the police as it had committed a serious crime. “We can’t be cruel to our pet. It is like our own child,” Sarvesh and his wife said.