(5 February 2009, India) Bachelor lottery agent Pravin Kuse lived with his
brother's family in Vasai. His own house, an abandoned 100-year-old
building, was located a few meters away.
Some legends hold that a pot of gold lies buried at the end of the rainbow,
but Pravin learned in a dream that an ancient pot of gold was actually
buried beneath his house. He decided to follow his dream and dig for that
gold. He kept his plans private, to avoid a fight over the fortune.
The dream told him to dig beneath the staircase so after lunch, every day
without fail, Pravin would take his spade and dig a little deeper beneath the
stairs. The neighbors had no idea that days and nights of digging had
resulted in a fifteen-foot deep tunnel. The innovative gold-digger had
even rigged a remote-control toy car to carry a flashlight to assist him in
He was smart enough to control his lighting needs, but not smart enough to
take into account the water table. One day the 32-year-old lottery agent
did not return home, and his worried relatives lodged a missing persons
report. Police discovered that the floor of the old house had caved in.
The soil beneath the staircase becomes wet at a depth of 15 feet due to its
proximity to the sea, and the unsupported walls of the tunnel had
A few hours later an earthmover had excavated Pravin's body from the debris,
along with a spade and the innovative mobile flashlight. The lottery
agent's number... was up.
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