Two Delhi Police women constables foiled a man’s bid to shoot a woman in Northwest Delhi’s Lal Bagh area Thursday. Police said Sunil (34) was holding the woman at gunpoint when the constables intervened and snatched the gun.
According to police, Sunil had been arrested last year in July following a complaint by the woman, who accused him of molesting her.
“The constables, Jashvini (30) and Pooja (30) of Adarsh Nagar police station, nabbed a man with a loaded countrymade pistol. He was obsessed with the woman. The constables showed a lot of courage,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northwest) Vijay Singh. He added that both constables had undergone martial arts training and taught self-defence to women in the area.
The constables, who were on duty near the Lal Bagh area, were interacting with women residents for an ongoing policing scheme when two boys rushed up to them. Police said that boys informed the constables that a man was holding a woman at gunpoint and threatened to shoot her if anyone tried to intervene.
“The man was waving the gun and warned everyone to keep away. Pooja and I jumped on him and snatched the gun. In a few minutes, we were able to overpower the man,” said head constable Jashvini.
She added that as soon as Sunil was overpowered, he consumed aluminium phosphide tablets in an attempt to commit suicide. He was rushed to hospital where he is recovering.
“We even found a suicide note in which he said the woman had made his life worse and he did not want to live anymore,” said Jashvini.
Police recovered a countrymade pistol and three live rounds from Sunil. A case has been registered under sections 365, 307 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code and sections 25 and 27 of the Arms Act at Ashok Vihar police station.