A 68-year-old woman was relieved of her six-sovereign gold chain by a conman here on Thursday. According to a complaint filed by D. Padma of east street, K. Paramathi, in Karur district, a middle aged person, approached her when she was about to enter a bank here. He cautioned her to be wary of thieves on the prowl and directed her to remove her gold chain and wrap it in a paper before she went into the bank. Padma obliged him and followed his advice only to find that the same wrapped parcel contained imitation jewellery when she opened it once inside the bank. She lodged a complaint with Karur town police.

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