A 23-year-old woman was allegedly mugged by a motorcycle-borne man who fled with her purse but was chased down by her in a show of "exemplary bravery", police said.

Dimpy Gulati, who works as a relationship manager in a bank , was headed for her office located on Jhajjar road on her scooty.


When she reached Vijay Nagar, suddenly the man came from behind, snatched her purse and fled, they said, adding the purse contained money, mobile phone and some official papers.

However, Gulati gave a hot chase to the man, who after covering some distance on his bike had to slow down when a vehicle came in its way.

Losing no time, she hit his bike with her scooty from the rear, police said, adding the man, aged around 35 years, fell down on the road.

Dimpy raised an alarm and took back her purse from him, they said.

Sandeep was nabbed by the public with Gulati's help | Source: PTI

Sensing that he will be caught, the accused allegedly picked up a brick from the roadside and injured himself while threatening Gulati of putting the blame on her, police said.

However, the accused identified as Sandeep was nabbed by the public with Gulati's help and handed over to the police.

Police said Sandeep was a drug addict and a case has been registered against him.

Gulati was later honoured by the police for showing "exemplary courage" despite facing difficult situation.

Notably, to encourage the public to come forward with credible information leading to nabbing of chain and purse snatchers, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced a reward of Rs one lakh for any one providing information leading to the arrest of the culprits.

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