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20-year-old takes on bike-borne snatchers in east Delhi, cops award her for bravery

Disha, not only pulled down the trio from the moving scooter but also punched them fiercely until passersby rushed for her rescue in the busy market

delhi Updated: Sep 09, 2017 23:32 IST
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Disha’s acts were also applauded by senior Delhi police officers who later rewarded her with a cash reward and a commendation roll.
Disha’s acts were also applauded by senior Delhi police officers who later rewarded her with a cash reward and a commendation roll.

Displaying exemplary courage and bravery, a 20-year-old woman took on three scooter-borne snatchers who allegedly tried to make away with her mobile phone in east Delhi’s Farsh Bazar on Friday.

The woman, Disha, not only pulled down the trio from the moving scooter but also punched them fiercely until passersby rushed for her rescue in the busy market. Disha’s bravery also helped the police apprehend the three snatchers, one of them a juvenile.

Her acts were also applauded by senior Delhi police officers who later rewarded her with a cash reward and a commendation roll. The other arrested snatchers were identified as Wasim and Faizan. They were booked under sections 356 (Assault or criminal force in attempt to commit theft), 379 (theft) and 34 (act committed by several persons) of the IPC. The juvenile has been sent to a juvenile justice centre.

Nupur Prasad, deputy commissioner of police (Shahdara), said Disha was going towards Shahdara for some work when three teenagers riding a scooter came from behind and tried to snatch her mobile phone from her hand.

“The mobile phone was in my hand when one of the three snatched it from behind. They fled and I screamed for help and began chasing them. As it was a crowded market, they could not speed much,” Disha told reporters.

Disha further said that she got hold of their scooter and shook it, because of which they lost balance and fell off the two-wheeler. As they fell on the road, Disha alerted locals and began punching them. In the meantime, locals gathered and joined her in thrashing the trio.

While one of them was caught on the spot, the other two managed to flee. However, they were soon located and caught by locals. The police were informed and the three were handed over to them, said a police officer.

“Wasim and Faizan were previously involved in one snatching case each,” the officer added.