CHENNAI: A woman was relieved of 13 sovereigns of jewellery by a suspect, who allegedly mesmerised her in Triplicane on Thursday.

According to police, K. Santhana Gopalan (70) of T.P. Koil Street was at home when he received a phone call from a person claiming to be calling from the TNEB. He said a power leakage was detected in the house and that an electrician would come to help rectify it. A little later, a person introducing himself as Mohan, came to check a water heater. After he left, Goplan found 13 sovereigns missing. His wife S. Lakshmi (65) vaguely remembered handing over the jewels to the suspect who said something that mesmerised her.