The video clip of the incident shows two women walking down a street in Nangloi Village of Delhi. When they were attempting to cross the road, two bike-borne men suddenly halted, and the passenger snatched the woman’s chain. Little did he think both would swing into action and pull him down off the bike. The woman and her daughter grabbed the chain snatcher by his arm and forced his accomplice’s bike to stop.
— ANI (@ANI) 3 September 2019
Just as the daughter and her mother started thrashing the thief, passersby joined them and gave a sound beating to the chain-snatcher who began pleading for mercy. His aide, however, managed to flee from the scene.
The clip of the incident spread like wildfire on social media and netizens hailed the duo for courageously fighting the chain-snatchers.
Some users likewise applauded the pedestrians who joined in to lend a helping hand to the women.
— THE SKIN DOCTOR (@theskindoctor13) 3 September 2019
— R (@Raj_Kumar111111) 3 September 2019
— Sarabjit Singh (@sarabjit_dr) 3 September 2019
— Mini Pillai (@minipillai08) 3 September 2019
— Atul Sharma (@atulsharmagzb) 3 September 2019
While one of the thieves was reportedly arrested on the spot, the other was later nabbed by the Delhi Police.
Police officials revealed that both the thieves are repeat offenders who have many ongoing criminal cases against them, reported news channel NDTV’s website.