This is the bizarre moment villagers in India scoop up just laid fresh concrete for a road that was supposed to make their remote settlement easier to get to.
Government workers had poured tonnes of concrete to create a reliable two-mile route so villagers could travel safely from remote Audan Bigh to the nearest big city, Jehanabad, in the state of Bihar.
But astonishing video footage filmed in the village on 2nd November shows locals scooping up bowls and buckets full of the still-wet surface for themselves.
The footage shows numerous people from the village using farm tools to slop the concrete into anything they can carry.
Some are ankle-deep in the fast-setting mix as they try to get it out before it hardens.
One woman can be seen clawing it into a plastic container with her bare hands.
The stolen bowls of concrete were then reportedly transported to a number of homes, presumably to be used to consolidate or repair them.
The road was being built under Bihar State’s chief minister’s village road project and was aimed at connecting rural regions to the cities.
The work had already been delayed when the road’s foundation stones were stolen two months ago.
Makhdumpur police are investigating the theft but had made no arrests at the time of writing.