Anantapur farmer found diamond in farmland?

A farmer from Bathalapalli reportedly found a diamond in his farmland four days ago.

Published: 23rd May 2020 09:55 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd May 2020 09:55 AM   |  A+A-


For representational purposes

By Express News Service

ANANTAPUR: A farmer from Bathalapalli reportedly found a diamond in his farmland four days ago. The worth of the precious stone is estimated to be over Rs 1 crore.

The farmer allegedly visited Gooty RS to sell the diamond. Sensing his urgency, a local trader is said to have acquired the diamond by paying him just Rs 30 lakh.

With the news spreading like wildfire, revenue officials have started investigation.

Gooty tahsildar Brahmaiah said that they have received information that one Balakrishna, a farmer found a diamond in his agriculture field.

“We informed the police as the precious stone belongs to government. If the farmer found the diamond and sold it as per the reports, then action will be taken against him,” he warned.

Reacting to the news, Balakrishna said that he did not find any diamond and added that his rivals might have spread the false news.

Stay up to date on all the latest Andhra Pradesh news with The New Indian Express App. Download now


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp