A video of a guy stealing ghee buckets from outside a shop in Karachi went popular on social media, driven by pure desperation amid a dramatic rise in the pricing of basic needs.
The man can be seen in the video removing the buckets while attempting to dodge the shopkeeper’s attentive gaze in the city’s Lines Area neighbourhood.
The man snatches two cans of ghee as soon as he gets the chance. After removing the first two cans, he can be seen taking two additional cans later in the film.
As prices of household necessities increase, CCTV footage of a man stealing ghee (clarified butter) goes viral on social media. Driven by sheer desperation the suspect steals a few buckets of the butter placed outside a shop.#etribune #news #inflation #theft pic.twitter.com/mtJqv1RYep
— The Express Tribune (@etribune) June 18, 2022
Brigade Police Station SHO When contacted, Khalid Rafiq stated that no police report had been filed on the event.
Citizens in the port city voiced alarm about this new type of theft, as they are already dealing with street violence, robberies, and other forms of crime on a regular basis.
Many people attributed such behaviours on the growing price of edible oil and ghee. They went on to say that such acts should serve as a wake-up call to the country’s rulers, prompting them to take steps to curb the country’s soaring inflation.