All of them were rewarded by the Delhi Police
Five Delhi University students chased and cornered a pickpocket who tried to attack them with a blade, the police said on Monday.
The students were awarded by the Delhi Police for keeping the accused in captivity until the police arrived at the spot.
The incident was reported from near the New Delhi railway station when the accused, Rahul Mishra, stole the mobile phone of one of the students and fled the spot.
Chased for one km
She immediately alerted her friends and they chased the accused for nearly a kilometre before nabbing him, the police said. Following this, Rahul took out a blade and started to threaten them, they added.
Trained in self-defence
However, the women, who were trained in self-defence skills pinned him down and disarmed him.
The man was held captive for a few minutes before a PCR van arrived, the police said, adding that the woman’s mobile phone was recovered from his possession.
Later in the evening, the women were invited to Kamla Market police station and rewarded by the Delhi Police.