Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, August 31
Showing exemplary braveness, a 15-year-old woman on Monday fought off snatchers who tried to grab her cell phone in Deen Dayal Upadhyay Nagar close to Jalandhar-Kapurthala street.
Despite being attacked with a sharp-edged weapon, she managed to catch maintain of one of many snatchers.
While she fought with the snatchers for a couple of minutes, quickly commuters jumped in to her rescue and thrashed the snatcher.
The entire incident, which occurred round 2 pm, was recorded in a close-by CCTV.
Kusum Kumari (15), a resident of Fatehpuri Mohalla, whereas narrating concerning the incident, mentioned, “I was going home when two bike-borne men attempted to snatch my mobile phone. The accused sitting on the pillion seat grabbed my hand and took my phone. However, I resisted and held his hand. Following which I followed them on their bike and grabbed the pillion rider’s t-shirt. He later hit me and attacked my wrist with a datar. But I continued to follow him and later dragged him from his bike. Few minutes later passersby rescued me and held the snatcher. I got my phone later.”
She has been admitted to a personal hospital. The accused was later handed over to the police.
SHO, police division two, mentioned the accused was recognized as Avinash Kumar (22) alias Ashu, a resident of Begumpura, Basti Danishmanda. While his affiliate is absconding, a case underneath Sections 389 B and 307 (try to homicide) of IPC has been registered towards him.