Two robbers on a motorcycle attacked a 21-year-old woman on Monday afternoon and snatched her bag containing an iPad, mobile phone, cash and debit cards in Sector 39.
The woman, Twinkle Arora, resisted the snatching bid for almost five minutes. However, she had to give in when they hit her on the head with a helmet and threatened her with a countrymade pistol before making off with the bag.
Arora told the police that the incident took place around 1:45 pm in front of gate number 5 in Sector 39. Police said that the victim was about to enter through the gate, when the men blocked her way and tried to snatch her bag.
The woman, a second year architecture student at a private university in Greater Noida, was returning from her college when the incident took place.
Arora held the bag with both hands because of which she also received an injury in her right arm. Her resistance frustrated the thieves and the pillion rider took off his helmet and hit the woman in the head.
When even that failed to dissuade the woman from struggling, the men aimed a countrymade pistol at her and she had to let go of the bag.
Police said though the bag contained only Rs 300, Arora put her life at risk because of the iPad, which was loaded with her study material and she has examination to take on Tuesday.
Hearing her shrieks, some locals gathered at the spot and called her parents. They reached the spot and took her to Sector 39 police station, where her statement was recorded and a case under Section 392 of the IPC was registered.
Later, Arora was taken to district hospital in Sector 30 for treatment.
Rakesh Kumar, station house officer of Sector 39 police station, said, “The woman has shown immense courage. We will scan the CCTV footage in the area to identify the robbers. We have already started our investigation in the matter.”