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Woman caught stealing toilet seats and wash basins from train

By Mason White 1:48 PM June 15, 2016
Sink (illustration) 

By: Feng Qian
A woman of India, was arrested after she was seen coming out of a train with a large bag containing stolen items.

On Saturday morning, the Railway Protection Force arrested the woman for stealing toilet seats and sinks of a train that had stopped at the Ghatkopar station in Mumbai.

45-year-old Sarita Gupta was found in possession of three sinks and two toilets seats that were made of steel.

According to the authorities, the train had stopped at the Ghatkopar station at around 10:30 a.m., and Gupta was seen getting off with a large plastic bag.

Head constable Suresh Pandey approached the woman and inspected the large white bag she was carrying, and he found the items, according to sub inspector Brijesh Kumar of Ghatkopar.

“Gupta did not have an accomplice. She just pulled off the toilet seats and sinks as the plywood under them were weak,” Kumar added.

Gupta told police that she used to sell vegetables for a living, but three months ago, when she was unable to make ends meet, she began selling scrap metal to supplement her income.

She was arrested and charged with theft.