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28+ Insane News Stories That Come Out of India

Updated August 26, 2019 44.5k views30 items

Weird news can come from anywhere. But for some reason the weirdest news seems to come straight out of India. Not a week goes by without a news report discussing goats being arrested for vandalism, or parents scaling school walls to help their kids cheat on an exam. Tracked down here is some of the most funny news from India for you to enjoy. From medical anomalies to men paying for shirts made of pure gold, most of the news you'll  find here is pretty light-hearted, but there are definitely a few WTF stories on this list of the most insane news stories to ever come out of India.

Weird India news is incredibly interesting because so much of it is based around man's struggle with the elements while still living in a technologically advanced society. In what other country can you have a story about the police forgetting the password to one of their crime busting emails next to news about a monkey stealing a bus? Sure, not every day in New Dehli is as exciting as these weird news stories from India make it seem, but just knowing that the possibility of seeing a goat wearing handcuffs exists makes India that much more amazing. These insane news stories from India will definitely make you want to get your passport renewed so you can see what else the country has to offer.

Check out all of this weird news from India, and if you’ve ever been terrorized by monkeys or worn a solid gold shirt – make sure you tell everyone about it in the comments.
  • Indian Textbook Says That Japan Nuked America in WWII

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    Because Texas can't be the only place with terrible textbooks, Gujarat's Standard 8 social science textbook (which is allegedly being used by more than 50,000 students) has misinformation like "Japan dropped a nuclear bomb on the US during World War II," and "Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated on October 30, 1948," printed throughout its pages.
  • Parrot Arrested for Shouting Obscenities

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    A parrot in India was detained by Rajuran police for allegedly cursing at an 85-year-old woman, sparking a domestic dispute. The grandmother said, "On seeing me, the parrot uses bad language and foul words. That is why I have complained thrice in the last two years."
  • 3-Year-Old Girl Arrested for Armed Robbery

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    In 2014, a war between a group of neighbors (think Romeo and Juliet without all the thumb biting) finally bubbled over when one family called the police on the other, saying that someone in the neighboring home had committed armed robbery. The one snag was that the person they called the cops on was three years old. The cops showed up and demanded to see the girl, not realizing that they'd been tricked until after harassing the family. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time the three year old has been accused of armed robbery
  • Stray Dog Steals 400,000 Rupees

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    After having 400,000 rupees ($7,424) "stolen" from him by a stray dog, a man lodged a complaint with the Bihar police. Apparently, the smartest man in the world put down his bag of rupees in order to wash his face. The dog came into his room, took the bag, and ran off. After a search was launched, 140,000 rupees were recovered on a street near the house.