Dishant Mehndiratta, a 13-year-old boy, who saved his mother from a robber, has been selected for National Bravery Award-2015.
Dainik Bhaskar Dishant Mehndiratta
Dainik Bhaskar Mehndiratta Family
The incident happened on April 4, when an unidentified man visited their home in Panchkula’s Sector 20. Dishant was at home with his mother, Archana, 42, who works with Life Insurance Corporation and younger brother Ryaan, 8. His father, Ravinder, a chartered accountant, had left for his office at Baddi.
After being invited in, the man asked to use their bathroom.
When Archana was showing him the way, he suddenly took out a knife from his pocket and put it on Archana’s neck.
The robber threatened to kill Archana’s family, and asked them to get all cash, valuables in the house.
Dainik Bhaskar Dishant (in jacket) with his family
Dishant’s mother was elated that her son has been selected for the national award but is still surprised how such a young child could manage to gather the courage to fight the assailant.
Dishant, along with other National Bravery Award recipients will receive a medal, certificate and cash prize from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 25, 2016 a day before Republic Day parade in New Delhi.