Indore: Unidentified miscreants severed the legs of an old woman to loot her silver jewellery, causing grievous injuries, in Bagadia`s forest area, about 70 km away from here in the neighbouring Dhar district, police said on Sunday.
The victim, 70-year-old Kasturi Bai was rushed to MY Government Hospital in Indore in a serious condition, they said.
According to police, the incident took place yesterday when Bai went to the forest to graze goats and unidentified miscreants overpowered her by tying her hands and inserting a piece of cloth in her mouth.
On the basis of suspicion, the police picked up five people from the forest area, who are being questioned.
In western parts of Madhya Pradesh, women wear heavy silver bangles as part of the tradition due to which they become an easy targets.