Exactly a month ago, a 16-year-old girl was murdered by a man in the middle of the road while people just walked by, without feeling the need to intervene. The incident that took place in Delhi shook the nation to its core as a video showed the man stabbing the girl multiple times and then smashing her body with a boulder. It raised several questions as to why people were so indifferent to the extent that they watched a girl die and didn’t do anything about it.
But this wasn’t the case in Pune.
According to Times Now, a 19-year-old woman was attacked by a 21-year-old man who chased her with a sickle in hand under broad daylight. Immediately, people who were nearby ran after the accused in a bid to save the woman. The incident took place in Sadashiv Peth’s Perugate area on June 27.
The victim and the accused were allegedly classmates. It is said that the man proposed to the woman, who rejected his romantic advances. Enraged after the rejection, the man decided to attack the woman.
On the day of the incident, the man approached the woman in a bid to talk to her. She was riding a two-wheeler along with a friend. When she expressed no desire in speaking to him, he whipped out the sharp weapon and attacked her.
The woman’s male friend, along with the men nearby, rushed to her help. They first nabbed the weapon from his hand and then got a tight hold of him. He was then taken to the police. Here’s a video of the incident:
— Mirror Now (@MirrorNow) June 27, 2023
“The accused was my friend. I denied his proposal to be in a relationship with him. That’s when he started threatening me. He used to call. He used to beat me outside my college and used to follow me because I denied his proposal. “I also complained to his family but they didn’t take any action. Today he attacked me with a sickle because I told his family. I have injuries on my hand and stitches on my head. I was going to college when he asked me to talk for 5 mins. I denied that’s why he attacked me. People caught him and assaulted him, still he escaped and again attacked me,” India Today quoted the victim saying.
The boy narrating the incident in the above video mentions a man named Leshpal Javalge who saved the girl.
He is Leshpal Khibage.
When a man was running behind a girl to stab her in Pune. Leshpal intervened & saved girl’s life. He grabbed the sickle & also stopped the man from escaping
Many others also came together to save girl. Accused man Shantanu Jadhav arrested
Thank you, Pune pic.twitter.com/nCFhs0UQ5g
— Anshul Saxena (@AskAnshul) June 27, 2023
Thankfully the people stepped up to save the girl!