Mumbai, June 16 (IndiaToday) – In a bizarre incident,10 tola gold worth Rs 5 lakhs was recovered from rats in a gutter near Gokuldham Colony, Mumbai, said Sub-Inspector G Gharge on Thursday.
The incident came to light when the police recovered the gold jewellery after checking the CCTV footage which showed a few rats taking a bag of gold from a garbage dump into a gutter, the SI said.
According to police, a woman named Sundari was going to mortgage 10 tola of gold ornaments to pay off her daughter’s marriage loan. On the way, Sundari handed over the bag of jewellery to a child on the street, mistaking it to be another bag she was carrying, which had a vadapav. Upon reaching the bank, she realised that she handed over the wrong bag to the child. She immediately rushed to the spot. However, the child was not there. She informed the police about the incident.
Dindoshi Police team chief Suraj Raut immediately started investigating the matter. Officer Suraj Raut scanned the CCTV footage of the area in which he spotted the child and his mother. When the police contacted the woman, she said that the vadapao was dry. That’s why they threw the packet in the garbage heap.
When the police examined the CCTV footage installed near that garbage dump, it was found that the bag police were looking for was in the possession of a rat. The police chased the rat but it jumped into a nearby gutter. The police eventually found the bag with the gold ornaments intact.