- It is suspected that the structure may belong to a monastery from a southeast Asian country like Thailand or Indonesia, while an investigation into the matter is on.
VIRAL VIDEO- Amid high winds and turbulent sea due to Cyclone Asani, a mysterious gold-coloured chariot was found drifting afloat near Sunnapalli coast in Andhra Pradesh’s Srikakulam district on Wednesday morning. There was none on board the chariot, report said.
Visuals of the incident show the chariot structure floating to the shore, amid the rough waves of the Bay of Bengal. With the help of local fishermen, ropes were tied around it and brought to shore for further examination.
Several residents from surrounding villages had gathered at the beach to witness the chariot float onto the shore.
It is suspected that the structure may belong to a monastery from a southeast Asian country close to the Andaman Sea like Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia or Indonesia.
The object, which looked more like a floating puja temple, was found with an inscription of a date, 16-01-2022, on it. The locals pulled it ashore after which the police took control of it, but everyone was clueless about how it drifted this far.
According to the local police the chariot is likely to have drifted from a foreign country. According to a PTI report, the police suspect it could be of Myanmar origin. It is made of tin sheet and given a gold-coloured coating. It looked like a puja mandir on wheels, the SI said.
Meanwhile, A case has been registered and further investigation into where the structure came from is underway.
SI Naupada says, "It might've come from another country. We've informed Intelligence & higher officials." pic.twitter.com/XunW5cNy6O
— ANI (@ANI) May 11, 2022