Not scared of anyone, says brave Delhi woman who fought abductors in Vasant Kunj

The 20-year-old beautician, who fought off abductors in Vasant Kunj Pocket B and C, has made it clear she will not withdraw the case against the accused despite being under pressure.
Delhi Police has registered a case of kidnapping, criminal intimidation and molestation at Vasant Kunj police station.(HT FILE)
Delhi Police has registered a case of kidnapping, criminal intimidation and molestation at Vasant Kunj police station.(HT FILE)
Updated on Jul 31, 2017 11:21 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

“She fought back bravely. But I am scared for her now,” said the father of the 20-year-old woman who fought off her abductors in Vasant Kunj on Saturday evening. He fears what would have happened if there were no people around and if the accused had managed to abduct her.

He said his daughter did not know the accused.

The woman, however, was unfazed by the incident. “I cannot stop stepping out of the house just because of some people. I want to earn money for my family and myself. I am not scared of anyone. If anything happens again, I will fight back,” she said. She had been working in the beauty parlour for the past two years and aims to open her own one day.

Recalling what had happened, the woman said, “He stopped me and asked me for someone. I told him she left early today. Since I did not know him, I did not tell him that it was me. He wanted to talk but when I ignored him and went ahead, he came from behind, held my hand and tried to push me inside the car. There was another man sitting inside. I pushed him hard and started shouting calling out for help. It is then when he got scared and fled,” she said.

“I have never seen him before but I later found out that he was friends with a woman who works in our parlour as a help. I am not sure if he mistook me for her but his intention did not seem right,” she added.

The woman’s father said they were under pressure to withdraw the case. “They are calling it a mistake. Maybe they were looking for someone else and not my daughter but how can that justify this behaviour? If it were not my daughter, it may have been someone else. That does not change their intention. I told their family that no father would tolerate what they did to my daughter,” he said.

The woman agreed. “We will not withdraw the case. Why should we? Someone needs to raise their voice. If I keep quiet today, they will have the audacity to do this to someone else tomorrow,” she said.

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    Ananya Bhardwaj was part of Hindustan Times’ nationwide network of correspondents that brings news, analysis and information to its readers. She no longer works with the Hindustan Times.

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