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Son Ditches Coffin to Bury Father, Uses BMW Worth Rs 1.1 Crore Instead

In the picture shared on Facebook, suit-clad men can be seen lowering the BMW car into a huge grave.

Arjit Garg | News18.comArjit_Garg

Updated:June 13, 2018, 1:20 PM IST
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Man buries father in BMW.
Man buries father in BMW. (Image: Facebook)

People go to extreme lengths to do something special for their loved ones, especially when they lose someone. We have seen cases where family members honored their dead loved ones with something special. However, a man known as Azubuike, went one step further to honor his dead father, after losing him to old age.

According to a viral photo shared on Facebook, Azubuike from Nigeria, buried his father in a luxury SUV by BMW worth $85,000 (Rs 57 lakh in today’s exchange rate), ditching the coffin, which is a traditional way of burying anyone post death.

In the picture shared on Facebook, suit-clad men can be seen lowering the car into a huge grave, with body of Azubuike’s father inside. There are mourners from the village of Ihaiala LGA, Mbosi, Nigeria too. However, the post on Facebook drew massive backlash as people were not happy with ‘waste of money’.

One comment by Sifiso Inno Makhashila said: ‘Buy the car for your parent while he is still alive if you are moneyed and bury them with a decent coffin, but this is just being foolish and showing off.’ While Obienice Mohale wrote: ‘This is the sort of thing that keeps us poor as black people’.

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While there are no details on the car he used to bury his father, as per the images, we are assuming it to be a 2010 model BMW X6 SUV crossover that costs somewhere 32 Million Naira in Nigeria ($85000 in current exchange rates). In India, though, the BMW X6 starts at Rs 1.08 Crore (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Something of this sort happened in China recently when the family of a Chinese man buried him inside his silver-grey sedan.

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| Edited by: Arjit Garg
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