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Police force man to eat 48 bananas so they can recover gold chain he swallowed

By Mason White 11:42 AM January 12, 2016
Gopi R. Ghaware 

By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A man of India, was arrested after he stole a gold chain from a woman.

Police in Mumbai, said that they recovered the gold chain that was swallowed by the thief after forcing him to eat 48 bananas.

Police said that 25-year-old Gopi R. Ghaware, was held down by witnesses after they saw him grabbing the gold chain from a woman and trying to escape.

He was beaten by residents of the area until police arrived. The police took Ghaware to the Rajawadi Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries.

X-rays taken on Thursday morning, indicated that Ghaware had metal in the stomach. Police ordered a second scan after the suspect admitted to swallowing the gold chain.

Ghaware was handed 48 bananas and was forced to eat them all in an attempt to recover the chain. The tactic was successful and the chain passed through the suspect’s system on Friday, police said.

Ghaware was brought before a judge and was remanded into custody.

Police handed the chain back to the victim. She kept the item in a plastic bag and took it to a jeweler, where she exchanged it for a new piece of jewelry that was untainted by the digestive tract of the suspect, police said.