Shahpura-based Harvinder Singh Dheer (51) considers himself fortunate enough to have a brave daughter, who shooed away 5-6 armed robbers in the early hours on Wednesday. Dheer lives at Ansal Pradhan Enclave, a covered campus in Shahpura, along with his wife and two daughters.
At about 3:30am on Wednesday, a band of armed and masked miscreants entered his house by breaking the lock of the front door.
Fortunately, Dheer's 21-year-old daughter Charanpreet Kaur heard the noise in the house. She was studying in her room, while her father, mother and younger sister were sleeping in another room.
Suspecting that someone had entered the house, she took out her sword and went to the roof of the house. On reaching the roof, she realised that the noise was coming from the ground floor of the house. She then informed her father and asked him to take out his sword and follow her to the ground floor.
The miscreants, however, realised that family members had woken up and ran away from the house, before Dheer and Chanranpreet Kaur reached the ground floor.
Dheer, along with his daughters and wife, raised an alarm but miscreants had escaped from the colony by scaling a boundary wall.
"I was studying in my room and at 3:30am, I heard a few people talking in my house. I went to the roof and informed my father about the miscreants in the house. We then went to the ground floor with our swords," said Charanpreet, who is a second-year BE student at a private engineering college in Bhopal.
"My dad has told me not to open the door without carrying a dagger. I went to the roof alone as I have no fear. I would have attacked them if I had found them on the ground floor," she added.
Dheer said he was fortunate to have a brave daughter. "Had she not mustered courage, the miscreants would have stolen everything from our house. They might have attacked us too," he added.
On receiving information, a team from Shahpura police station rushed to the spot and registered a case after preliminary investigation. The police recovered four iron rods and stones from the spot. Police said a case has been registered and investigation is on.