Man chases armed snatch­ers, gets shot at but still nabs one

Hindustan Times (Gurugram) - - Gurugram - HT Cor­re­spon­dent htre­porters@hin­dus­tan­times.com

GU­RU­GRAM : A man chased two mo­tor­cy­cle borne men, who were es­cap­ing af­ter snatch­ing his sis­ter’s gold chain, and got hold of one of the sus­pects.

Af­ter a tus­sle, the sus­pect fired a gun­shot at the man, but the bul­let missed. The man man­aged to over­power the snatcher and in­formed the po­lice, lead­ing to the sus­pect’s ar­rest. Gu­ru­gram po­lice com­mis­sioner KK Rao has taken took note of the brav­ery of the man and a Rs 5000 cash re­ward for the man’s hero­ism and grit.

Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice, the in­ci­dent took place on Tues­day around 5 pm when Deepak Singh and his sis­ter, res­i­dents of Ma­hara­jpur vil­lage in Sohna, were re­turn­ing to their house on a scooter af­ter pur­chas­ing gro­ceries. Singh was driv­ing while his sis­ter was rid­ing pil­lion.

Po­lice said they had reached near the sub-di­vi­sional mag­is­trate’s of­fice in Sohna when two mo­tor­cy­cle borne men, who were tail­ing them, in­ter­cepted them. One of the bike-borne men snatched a gold chain from Singh’s sis­ter.

Sub­hash Bo­ken, spokesper­son, city po­lice, said, “His sis­ter got off the scooter af­ter the snatch­ing, even as Singh launched a chase. Dur­ing the chase, the sus­pects tried to scare him off by wav­ing a gun at him. As the snatch­ers reached near a sweet shop, Singh caught up with them and pulled the pil­lion rider’s shirt col­lar, making him fall from the mo­tor­cy­cle. The other sus­pect es­caped in the mean­while.”

Po­lice said a tus­sle en­sued be­tween Singh and the snatcher and the lat­ter pulled out a gun and shot at him. The bul­let missed him and with the help of a crowd that had gath­ered, the sus­pect was over­pow­ered. Singh in­formed the po­lice who reached the spot and ar­rested the sus­pect, iden­ti­fied as Su­nil, 25, from Al­war. The gold chain was re­cov­ered from his pocket and the gun was also seized.

Po­lice said that upon hear­ing about the in­ci­dent, com­mis­sioner K K Rao praised the brav­ery of the com­plainant, Deepak Singh, and an­nounced a cash re­ward of Rs 5000 along with a cer­tifi­cate, which would be given to him on Wed­nes­day by the com­mis­sioner.

K K Rao, po­lice com­mis­sioner, Gu­ru­gram, said, “Such acts of courage are in­spir­ing for oth­ers and we should ap­plaud the brav­ery shown by this per­son.”

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