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Robber Steals Ear To Get Jewellery

A woman in India had one of her ears lopped off during a burglary because the robber wanted the gold jewellery pressed into it.

The woman Omana Sivakumari, 54, was asleep at her home near the suburb Ambattur in the south-eastern city of Chennai, when she was attacked by a robber who bashed her repeatedly on the head with a brick before slicing off her ear to make his getaway with the loot.

He had managed to remove the jewellery from one ear, but then she woke up, so he had hit her with the brick and then sliced off the second ear.

He then fled the scene with the gold, each weighing just 8 grammes.

The victim was taken to hospital where she needed an emergency blood transfusion.

She said she could not describe the robber because it was dark and she did not get a good look at him.

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