In a bizarre incident a man detained in connection with a gold theft case have reportedly eaten gold ornaments stolen from jewellery shops. The incident happened in Kasaba village of Sulliataluk in Dakshina Kannada on Sunday.
The accused identified as Shibu admitted that he swallowed the ornaments along with ice cream to hide them from the police.
The ornaments, mostly rings and ear-studs weighing 35 gm, were recovered through a surgical procedure.
The thief had swallowed the gold ornaments 2 weeks back and used to repeat the swallowing practice whenever the ornaments discover their way out with the clean packing.
The police said this is habitual modus operandi of this kind of offender. The thief usually kept the stolen jewellery in the stomach to make it safe and to avoid recovery if caught as it difficult to check stomach.