A 31-year-old woman has described the worst day her life has been in after she found her jewelry stolen at a store in south Mumbai.
Shamsher Bhatia said she woke up in hospital on Friday morning after her jewelry had been taken.
“I woke up, I saw a woman in a pink shirt, wearing a black suit.
She was holding a bag and her arm was like a whip,” Bhati told NDTV.
“She said to me: ‘Please don’t cry.
I have done this.
Please help me’,” Bhaty said.
“At first I didn’t believe her but then I started asking questions.
She said she had a gun and I was afraid.
I thought she was trying to hurt me.”
Bhat was taken to a hospital in Vashi and was diagnosed with a brain haemorrhage.
Doctors have told her doctors that her life is in danger.
“Doctors told me I had a brain hemorrhage, I will die,” Bhatti said.
Bhat is one of a growing number of women in India to report being robbed of their jewelry in the country’s biggest cities, according to a report by The Times Of India newspaper.
Women who go to the police for help are often targeted.
A recent survey by the Indian Foundation for Women (IFW) found that a quarter of women surveyed had reported being robbed.
According to a 2013 study by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), women in the developing world are more likely to be victims of violence than their male counterparts.
It said that nearly two-thirds of women worldwide report experiencing physical, sexual or verbal abuse.