India: Police from the city of Kolkata have forced 35-year-old Sheikh Mohsin to eat 40 bananas in an effort to make him excrete a 45,000-rupee necklace he stole.
According to police the man denied taking and swallowing the item but an X-ray proved otherwise. So far the bananas have have produced three trips to the toilet and a bout of vomiting but no necklace.
"Doctors advised us to feed him with bananas as it worked like a natural purgative. We will have to look for other stronger purgatives now," said a tired police officer who had been monitoring the thief's motions all night.