An old woman was duped by thugs on Monday afternoon. On the pretext of cleaning and giving lustre to gold jewellery, the thugs took away her gold ornaments. The incident occurred in Chanakyapuri, Sector 4 Hiranmagri. The woman was alone at home when 2 men entered her house on the pretext of making ornaments shine. The thugs said that they would make her jewellery shine by using some kind of powder. When the woman refused to give jewellery, they forcibly applied powder on her hands and took off the gold bangles that she was wearing. The woman shouted for help but by then they had escaped. Hemant Trivedi reported this incident to Hiranmagri police.