Delhi Police honour brave women

Delhi Police honour brave women

Ekta Batra, a 29-year-old homemaker, was at home with her children in April when a gang of armed robbers tried to barge in.

She fought back, snatched a country-made pistol, and overpowered two of the accused with the help of her neighbours. On Tuesday, Ekta and 29 others were honoured by Delhi Police for their brave acts.

Honouring the bravehearts at India Habitat Centre, Delhi Police Commissioner Bhim Sain Bassi said their efforts were priceless. The function saw a number of stories of courage and grit, and some of the most inspiring ones involved women.

Ekta lives with family in west Delhi’s Tilak Nagar. On April 3, a gang of robbers tried to enter her house and threatened her at gunpoint to handover valuables.

“However, she showed presence of mind and courage, and snatched the weapon of the accused. As a result, the accused rolled down the stairs,” said a police officer. Ekta had also shouted for help on which the neighbours gathered and caught two  accused.

Another woman, Ankita Arora, showed bravery by chasing four snatchers and apprehending two of them. The 24-year-old, a resident of Santosh Park in west Delhi’s Uttam Nagar, works with a private company in central Delhi’s Rajendra Place. On July 26, she was returning home in an autorickshaw when her purse and mobile phone were snatched by four men.

“The accused were also travelling in the shared autorickshaw. They ran away after the incident, but Ankita chased them and apprehended two accused,” the officer added.

Shalini, 41, had also chased and apprehended snatchers in July. She was riding a moped in west Delhi’s Punjabi Bagh when her chain was snatched by two men on a motorcycle. Shalini chased them on her moped. They were caught after Shalini blocked their.

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