Liquor flowing down the Yamuna was too tempting a catch for some people in a Haryana town to ignore, despite the river's swollen level.
Some residents of Radaur town in Yamunanagar district jumped into the river to lay their hands on plastic bottles of country-made liquor floating in it.
Police officials said that a large number of liquor bottles were found floating in the river. As the news spread in the area, a large number of people gathered there. A few of them jumped into the river to take out some of the bottles.
"Someone might have dumped the bottles in the river. We are investigating the case," a police official said.
A local priest named Swami Maheshshram said he tried to dissuade the locals, warning that the liquor might be spurious, but some still went ahead to "net" their share.