Bhopal:Â A 21-year-old girl brandished a sword to take on five armed masked robbers head-on in the wee hours of Thursday. She chased them away and foiled their robbery bid.
The brave heart, Charanpreet Kaur (21), was studying for her second-year engineering examinations on the second floor of their Ansal Pradhan enclave residence, when she heard some noise in the early hours on Wednesday.
She saw some masked men downstairs who had sneaked into their house.
While all her family members were asleep on the first floor, Kaur immediately whipped out an over 4-feet long sword from its sheath.
She screamed at the robbers with the sword in her hand and started rushing down while calling her father, Harvinder Singh Dheer (51), a civil contractor, to bring another sword.
The robbers got scared seeing the sword in her hand and fled from there.
Acknowledging her courageous act, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Babulal Gaur, who visited the girl’s residence on Thursday, said he would recommend her name for bravery award.
Kaur told Gaur how she chased away the robbers who had entered their house.
After Kaur narrated the incident, Gaur patted her for the brave act and likened her to “Jhansi ki Rani.”
He lauded the girl’s courage and said that she will be honoured for her daring act.
(With inputs from PTI)