Police in Mumbai, India, found a bag containing 10 tola gold worth 500,000 Indian rupees. The bag was discovered in a gutter. The owner of the jewellery was said to be Sundari Planibel, a 45-year-old domestic servant.

On her way to the bank to deposit her jewellery, Sundari offered her bag of vada pav to two children begging on the street.

“Ms Planibel realised she had kept her jewellery in the same bag when she got to the bank,” Sub-Inspector Chandrakant Gharge of Dindoshi told Indian news media outlet, ANI.


When Sundari Planibel could not locate the children in the same area, she went to the police for help. The children and their mother were tracked down by the police, who said that they had thrown the bag into a garbage dump because they did not want to eat vada pav.

The police discovered the gold jewellery after reviewing CCTV footage that showed a few rats carrying a bag of gold from a waste dump into a gutter.

“10 tola gold worth Rs 5 lakhs recovered from clutches of rats in a gutter near Gokuldham Colony, Mumbai A woman on her way to deposit jewellery in a bank gave it away to children on street, mistaking it to be bread; children threw it into garbage dump,” ANI reported.