Last year, several reports of girls being pawed, groped and molested on New Year’s Eve emerged from Bengaluru. But thanks to the heroism of two Class XII students, one such incident was averted this year.
While on the way to their friend’s place, Two class XII students, Prosenjit Dey and Adarsh Tiwari, spotted a car driver allegedly dragging a woman inside the car at Prince Anwar Shah Road Connector, Kolkata. They emerged as the saviours of the young woman, while returning from a New Year.
According to TOI, the woman was returning from a New Year’s Eve party with her husband when she got off to reprimand the driver of the car ahead who was driving dangerously. The driver then whisked the woman away in his car. The Two youngsters, who were on their bike, immediately started chasing the car. The duo managed to stop the car and rescue the woman.
They were even able to get hold of the driver and intended to take him to the police station, however, some local youths intervened and the driver managed to flee. “When we saw the woman being taken away, we did not think twice to give a chase. We stopped the car and would have handed the driver over to the police had the local youths not intervened,” Prosenjit, a resident of Garia, said.
His friend Adarsh, who was riding pillion during the incident, said he held on to the man for a long time before the local youths separated them. “We tried to tell them that the man was at fault, but they did not listen to us. The man took advantage of the situation and fled,” said Adarsh, a Sonarpur resident.
The teenagers called her husband, who runs an event management company, from their cellphone and took the woman to Jadavpur police station. The police even searched the area for a few hours but were unable to locate either the driver or his car.
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