Confirming the incident Bhojpur SP MR Nayak said, “The girls also seized the motorcycles. They would be felicitated at the Sonepur fair to be held later this year.”
Kumari was going home on her scooty when the five men on two motorcycles intercepted her. They snatched her gold chain, ear rings and cash, but “the robbers’ failure to take away her mobile proved to be their undoing”, said a police official. “The victim alerted the school authorities as the men headed in that direction... the waiting girl students pounced on them,” said the SP.
Later, the police arrested the four robbers, but the fifth managed to flee. “The spirit shown by the girls is truly commendable,” Nayak added.
Nitish’s judoka push
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar has mooted the idea of bringing every school under martial arts umbrella. “The state will ensure judo and karate training to every schoolgirl so that they can master the art of self-defence,” he said in Patna.