Runi Khatun, 22, was rushed to hospital ‘weak and emaciated’ on July 16 after she had started to vomit following every meal.
Baffled doctors in West Bengal, India, discovered the young woman had a hoard of items inside here after a scan – including 69 chains, 80 earrings, 46 coins, eight lockets, 11 nose rings, five anklets and one watch dial.
According to Runi’s mother, gold items and ornaments had recently started to vanish from the family home.
The mum said she had no idea her daughter had been swallowing the items. She also said the coins consumed were likely to have come from her brother’s shop. She said when Khatun was confronted about the missing items, she would cry – but never revealed they had been swallowed. Her family said: “We noticed that the ornaments were disappearing. But whenever we questioned her, she started crying and revealed nothing.”
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The woman’s mother added: “Despite keeping an eye on her, she somehow managed to swallow all these objects. She was not well for the past two months.