Teenager beats up molester

A 19-year-old karate champion who had fought off and nabbed her molester was recognised by Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi on Monday. Bassi felicitated the girl and rewarded her with Rs 10,000 in cash.

“I always say that girls should be trained in self defence so that they can defend themselves in case of any aggression. I hope the brave act of this girl will inspire other girls,” Bassi told the media after the event.

The incident had taken place on Friday evening at north Delhi’s Burari when Bharti Kumar was returning home from her karate classes. As she neared Sant Nagar Market, accused Rajesh Gupta allegedly began following her.

When the national-level karate player objected to it, he began tugging at her arms and touching her inappropriately.

Bharti immediately launched an attack on him, bringing her martial arts training to use. An injured Gupta fled from the spot only to return with four friends.

The girl, meanwhile, had alerted her coach Amit Goswami who in turn informed police even while rushing to her aid. Bharti and her coach were roughed up, but they managed to fight off the gang and even nab Gupta.

He was handed over to police who arrived at the spot in some time. He was booked for the crime at Burari police station.

The girl told police that Gupta, a local shopkeeper, had been harassing her for the last few months and even threatened her when she objected to his advances.

She had hoped that a foreign trip in between would result in Gupta forgetting her. But when he resumed harassing her even on her return, she decided to take him on.

Bharti is pursuing her graduation through correspondence from a Delhi college and is a black and red belt holder in martial arts.

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