But there was still a ray of sunshine. In his hurry, the burglar who rifled through their apartment failed to notice a separate packet kept behind the stolen stuff. And thus Swaty managed to salvage some jewellery and cash.
To hide her heavy heart, the Bihari dame is now practising her paratha making skills and forcing her creations down unwilling throats.
However, reports from the scene of the crime revealed that people partaking of her parathas were seen licking their lips and asking for second helpings.