Brain Puzzle Question

Solve this interesting brain teaser or puzzle and exercise your mind.

Thief in the Jhootas’ Club –  Brain Teaser

An expensive painting was stolen from the Jhootas’ Club, but the CID is having a hard time identifying the culprit because every statement made by a member of the Jhootas’ Club is false. Only four members visited the club on the day that the painting was stolen. This is what they told to the CID inspector Fredrick:

  • Anand: None of us took the painting. The painting was here when I left.
  • Bobby: I arrived second. The painting was already gone.
  • Chirantan: I was the third to arrive. The painting was here when I arrived.
  • Dinesh: Whoever stole the painting arrived before me. The painting was already gone.

Obviously neither Fredrick nor Daya could figure out who’s the thief out of the four members of Jhootas’ club. They requested you (an expert on such subjects) to solve this puzzle for them. According to you who out of these four liars stole the painting? Please explain to all of us.

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14 thoughts to “Brain Puzzle Question”

  1. ans: anand is the culprit
    dinesh was the first to arrive& painting was there
    2nd was bobby & painting was still there
    3 was anand & acc to him painting was not there when he left
    it means he stole it & 4th was chirantan & paiting was not there

  2. Friends, let me give you the answer – Anand stole the painting – only Poornima got it right!!

    Since both the statements are false, let us first convert them into true statement (you can easily do that in your mind)

    Anand: 1) One of us took the painting. 2) The painting was gone when I left.
    Bobby: 3) I arrived first, third, or fourth. 4) The painting was still here.
    Chirantan: 5) I arrived first, second, or fourth. 6) The painting was gone when I arrived.
    Dinesh: 7) Whoever stole the painting arrived after me. 8) The painting was still here.

    In summary, Bobby arrived first. Dinesh got there next and the painting was still there, so Bobby was not the thief, and neither was Dinesh. When Anand arrived, the painting was still there, but it was gone when he left. So Anand was the one who stole the painting. Chirantan arrived last and discovered that the painting was gone.

  3. Anand stole the painting..

    Bobby has to be first person to come in and the painting has to be there (as his statement is false regarding the painting and his presence)
    Dinesh -the painting was stole after dinesh left (if his statement is false, so after the second person the painting was not found)
    Anand has to be the third person because of chirantan’s statement of being the third person to reach there which is false…. so it has too be anand who stole… as the painting was not present when chirantan was there

  4. My answer (considering each statement the members spoke was false)
    THIEF-BOBBY

    1st to come in was Dinesh:Whoever stole the painting arrived before me. The painting was already gone.
    He is lying(maybe sheer nervousness).The painting was there.

    2nd to come was Bobby(the thief):I arrived second. The painting was already gone.
    He’s lying.The painting was there and he stole it.

    3rd to come was Chirantan: I was the third to arrive. The painting was here when I arrived.
    He’s another liar.The painting was stolen by the time he came.

    Lastly it was Anand: None of us took the painting. The painting was here when I left.
    Considering,he’s taking account of everyone and saying that it was there even after he left,he must have come last.Obviously he’s lying.The painting was long gone!

    1. according to bobby’s statement he arrived 2nd…bu it should be wrong…..then how can u say that bobby arrived 2nd?????

  5. i think chirantan is the culprit;
    if his statement is removed from the statements the story makes some sense

  6. YOU HAVE GIVEN THE BENEFIT OF DOUBT…….is every individual statement wrong?or just the latter statement of evrey person is wrong?or both?

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