A woman in her sixties allegedly swallowed a diamond nose pin worth Rs 9,800 at PC Jewellers in Sector 22 on Tuesday.
In his complaint to the police, store owner Kamal Bahri stated that the woman came to the store, and asked the sales girl to show some jewellery. As the sales girl proceeded, the elderly woman stealthily kept a diamond nose pin in her mouth.
When the sales girl learnt that a nose pin was missing, the store staff started searching for it, even as the woman made good her escape. Bahri alleged that when he scanned the CCTV camera footage later, he saw the woman customer swallowing it.
Acting on his complaint, the police have registered a case under section 380 (theft in dwelling house, etc) of the IPC.