New Delhi: A young engineer, Kundan Jaiswal, risked his own life while trying to chase and nab an alleged assailant. He didn't drive past like everyone else when he saw a helpless man being attacked on the road.
"It was a Saturday evening and I was travelling home with my brother in an autorickshaw through the Old Delhi area," Kundan said.
Recalling the events of the day, Kundan said, "Suddenly I heard someone screaming and saw a man hitting another person with a big stone. I told the autorickshaw driver to stop immediately and rushed towards them. The victim was lying on the side of the road bleeding profusely. I shouted at the attacker and as I rushed towards him, he panicked and tried to intimidate me. As he aimed the rock in my direction, I paused a moment but then gathered all my courage and continued to run towards him. I chased him till some distance and eventually caught him. The auto driver came to rescue soon after and we called the police."
Kundan Jaiswal didn't drive past like everyone else when he saw a helpless man being attacked on the road.
The PCR van arrived within 10 minutes, the attacker was taken into custody and the victim was rushed to a hospital.
"Kundan is a brave man and everyone should learn from his example," the police said.
The engineering graduate showed immense courage by putting another person's safety before his own. But Kundan has some regrets.
"I wish I could have saved the victim. He was declared brought dead at the hospital. Doctors say the blow to his head was fatal. I believe that if more people are alert and intervene when they see someone in trouble, trouble-makers can be brought to task and many innocent lives will be saved," Kundan said.