A woman walking alone, late in the night on an isolated stretch in Delhi!
This is NOT another horrifying tale of crime in the capital, but one in which the crime was averted. A CCTV footage of 20th August, 12:30 am, shows a man following a foreigner talking over the phone. After following her for a bit, he caught up with her on an isolated stretch and tried to snatch the mobile phone from her. When she protested, he slapped her, pushed her, and assaulted her.
The commotion caught the attention of a few boys playing football in the adjacent park, who quickly jumped the fence and followed the assailant. After a long chase, the boys caught hold of the man and dragged him to the spot where the incident had taken place. The footage shows the teenagers carrying the assailant with a crowd following them.
A witness is reported to have called the police who took the man away. The Uzbek woman, on the other hand, come to India on a business trip and put up with a friend in Malviya Nagar, is understandably scared and plans on leaving India soon.
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The young Delhi boys who showed immense courage and presence of mind included Sarthak Sharma, a class XII student of LBS School R K Puram, Arun Singh Rajput, a class XII student of St Paul’s School, Japneet, a second year student of Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, and Aayush Joshi, another class XII student.
In what could have easily been another grotesque story of crime in the crime capital of the country, this unexpected turn of events transformed the tale into an inspiring saga of selfless courage and a moving nominal of HOPE. Kudos, you bravehearts. We are so proud of you! We hope your tale inspires many more to come forward and help women in need!
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