Mumbai, February 2: It was a rude shock for a 26-year-old software engineer in Mumbai when the e-tailing major Flipkart delivered a detergent bar instead of an iPhone-8 which he had ordered and paid for. Also Read - Mumbai Local Train Latest Updates: Maharashtra Govt May Restrict Commoners From Boarding Local Trains, Say Reports

A case of cheating has been registered against Flipkart at the Byculla police station in central Mumbai. Also Read - Maharashtra Bracing For 15-day Complete Lockdown? Final Decision Likely Today

Complainant Tabrej Mehaboob Nagrali said he had ordered an iPhone-8 on the shopping portal and made the full payment of Rs 55,000. Also Read - COVID-19: Home Delivery of Liquor in Mumbai, BMC Fixes Time-table. Deets Inside

On January 22, Nagrali alleges, the package delivered at his house in Panvel in neighbouring Navi Mumbai had a detergent bar inside instead of the premium mobile phone.

“Nagrali approached us with a complaint yesterday, and an offence of cheating was registered against Flipkart,” Avinash Shingte, senior police inspector at the Byculla police station, said.

The company is conducting an inquiry into the incident, a Flipkart spokesman said.

With inputs from PTI