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Gurgaon: Two women stave off robbery attempt at SBI kiosk, to be rewarded

Two women averted a robbery attempt of an SBI kiosk in Badshahpur village of Gurgaon. The women, despite being held at gunpoint, challenged the two armed persons into a fight. After a scuffle broke out, locals outside the bank premises entered the kiosk and beat up the duo. They were handed over to the Badshahpur police.

gurgaon Updated: Apr 05, 2017 09:30 IST
Abhishek Behl
Abhishek Behl
Hindustan Times
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The Gurgaon police will reward Vimla Devi (left) and Poonam for preventing a major crime.(HT Photo/Parveen Kumar)

Two women, who manage the SBI Eco deposit counter in Gurgaon, managed to stave off a robbery attempt by two armed assailants on Tuesday. The women can be seen in CCTV footage fending off the robbers, who tried to hold them at gunpoint.

Vimla Devi and Poonam, both residents of Badhshahpur village, were working at their counter in the market, when the duo suddenly entered the shop posing as customers. “One of them was wearing a face mask and the other came forward to fill the deposit slip. Suddenly, one of them tried to hit Poonam, who fended the attack with her hand,” said Vimla Devi.

The attack by the assailants led to commotion at the site. During the scuffle, the women snatched the weapons of the duo, who were identified as Deepak and Mohit from Bhiwani.

The two men were thrashed by the locals and were detained in the kiosk till Badshahpur police reached the spot and arrested them, after confiscating their illegal firearms. A case of dacoity and possession of illegal firearms was registered by the police.

Later on Wednesday, the Gurgaon police said it is going to reward the women for their bravery.

Gurgaon police commissioner Sandeep Khirwar said that the bravery and presence of mind shown by two women was commendable and the department will reward them for preventing a major crime.

Police said the incident happened around afternoon on Monday when the two men tried to force their way into the bank. The men flashed their weapons and attacked the two women. The two women, however, challenged them and a scuffle broke out, following which locals from outside the bank premises entered the kiosk and caught the two persons.

First Published: Apr 04, 2017 16:39 IST