The thrill of some policemen of having caught a chain snatcher red-handed with the stolen property in Mangolpuri here a couple of days ago soon vanished when they realised that the suspect had swallowed the chain.

They are now eagerly waiting for the chain to pass through his body.

The policemen were taking a round when they heard the screams of a woman named Ruma. They rushed towards her and discovered that a young man had seconds ago snatched her chain. They ran after the suspect and soon overpowered him. They were yet to recover the stolen chain from the person when, getting an opportunity, he swallowed it to evade arrest.

Flabbergasted, the policemen took the suspect into custody and narrated the incident to their seniors. During interrogation, the accused identified himself as Gaurav Kumar (24), a resident Mangolpuri jhuggi jhonpri. “While producing him before a city court, we sought his custody stating that he had swallowed the case property. The court granted us five days’ police custody to recover the stolen chain,” said a police officer.

The accused was subsequently admitted to a hospital where a team of policemen has been deployed to ensure that he does not escape, that he eats enough food and “delivers” in time.

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