When two men snatched her friend's phone, a national-level hockey player taught them a lesson they are unlikely to forget in a hurry. On 20 January, Ritu Bhoraiya was taking the bus to Peera Garhi in Delhi with two of her friends, when the bus stopped in west Delhi's Punjabi Bagh neighbourhood and two men got down from it.
Bhoraiya, who has represented Haryana and Delhi in national-level hockey tournaments, told the Indian Express that not many people were on the bus at the time. "I had gone to get the tickets when two men got down at Mandipur bus stop," Bhoraiya said. "My friend did not raise an alarm, but she quietly told me that her phone has been snatched. The bus had already travelled some distance by then but I asked the driver to stop and got down."
She went back to the spot where the men had alighted and, on seeing her, one of them fled. But Bhoraiya caught hold of the other man and gave him a good beating. She then called the police for help and was able to recover the phone as well.
According to the police, the accused, Dalchand alias Sunny (19) is an active snatcher in the area and a resident of Bakkar village. He has been arrested earlier in a snatching case in May 2016. During interrogation, he confessed to having snatched money and mobile phones from others in the area as well.
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