A 32-year-old woman took on three armed robbers, caught one of them and handed him over to the police in Ghaziabad on Thursday.
Nazma Parveen, the wife of a sub-divisional officer with the electricity department, and her three children were at their home in Hydel Colony at Kavinagar when the three men tried to break in.
Two of them fled after Parveen shouted for help.
“The third also tried to escape but I chased him over 1.5 km and kicked him down,” she said. “He tried to take out a weapon but I was determined not to let him get away. I caught him after a fight.”
Parveen then called up her driver, forced the robber inside the car and handed him over to the police.
The police gave an encouragement certificate to Parveen on Friday.
“It is unfortunate that no one on the main road came forward to help her,” said Akhil Kumar, SSP, Ghaziabad.
On January 29, Archana Gupta, the wife of a professor, had fought and chased away six armed robbers from her residence at Vasundhra. Gupta was injured and needed 18 stitches on her face.