Two Delhi Police women averted what could have been a major incident by foiling a man’s bid to shoot a woman in Northwest Delhi’s Lal Bagh area in northwest Delhi.
Head constable Jaswini and constable Pooja came to know of the woman in distress while they were talking to women in the area as part of ‘Operation Bharosa’, an outreach programme.
Jaswini (right) and constable Pooja (Left) of the Adarsh Nagar police station in New Delhi on Friday. hindustantimes
Someone informed them that a man was trying to abduct a woman at gunpoint. The man, Sunil, a 34-year-old taxi driver, was stalking a woman for around a year and was allegedly intending to kill her when Jaswini and Pooja intervened.
Vijay Singh, deputy commissioner of police (northwest) said that two women cops acted swiftly and rushed towards the street where they found the man holding a pistol in his hand and dragging the woman.
According to Singh, the man tried to run away but he failed to do so. He then took out some plastic bottle and swallowed some pills. Jaswini tried to take out the pills from his mouth. The man was rushed to a nearby hospital by the police.
The entire episode happened at a fashion designing institute in Lal Bagh on Thursday. The man was nabbed with a loaded pistol, a bottle of sulfas tablets and a note in his pocket.
The fast action by these two policewomen who were on duty in the locality saved the woman and the culprit was arrested.
Head constable Jaswini and constable Pooja with the objects recovered from Sunil. V. Sudershan
“The man threatened to shoot the woman if anyone intervened. The policewomen asked him to release the woman but he continued to threaten,” Singh said. “The man is a resident north of Azadpur village was in love with the woman, a second-year college student of Delhi University, but it was one-sided,” police said. “Our priority was to rescue the girl and prevent Sunil from firing. I managed to seize Sunil’s weapon and restrain him, while Pooja pulled the girl to safety,” said Jaswini. When police is trying their best to ensure the safety of the women in the capital people continue to turn a blind eye when they witness such incidents.
Nobody from the crowd came forward to help the women cops when they jumped on the man, snatched his pistol and released the woman from his hands.
The note recovered from Sunil tells his plan to kill the woman and then commit suicide by consuming poisonous tablets.
Sunil was previously arrested in July 2015 for molesting the same woman. A case was then registered at the Ashok Vihar police station.
Singh appreciated the courage and valour of the two policewomen posted at the Adarsh Nagar police station. A recommendation will be sent to Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi for suitably rewarding the two women cops.
Operation Bharosa was launched last year by the Delhi Police after the murder of Meenakshi who was killed by her neighbours for resisting molestation. It was aimed to generate confidence among residents, especially among women.