Ajay Naskar, Jalal Ali Mollah and Sabed Ali Mollah are absolute rockstars, and through this article, I shall tell you why I call them that.
For these three residents of Kolkata, it was just another evening as they were strolling around New Town. If they hadn’t been attentive, they would have missed the muffled cries of the 28-year-old who was in an auto.
The young girl was molested and was being choked by the driver when the three friends heard her crying.
According to a report published in The Times of India, Naskar walked away a bit to relieve himself. “I had walked down a few metres when I saw an auto travelling towards the fag-end of the field, an area completely dark and deserted. I found it suspicious. I was even more startled by what I thought was a cry for help from presumably a woman travelling in that auto. I came back to the tea stall and discussed it with my friends.”
While one of the friends dismissed the cry as that of a jackal, Naskar insisted that they go towards the auto and check.
If they had decided to walk away and not get embroiled in this, the auto driver would most certainly have killed the girl that fateful night.
The three brave men confronted the auto driver and pulled him out of the auto.
Naskar told the publication, “I caught hold of the auto driver and warned him not to try to flee.”
While the auto driver tried to pass it off by saying that the argument was over the ‘fare’, the men knew better than to believe the story.
The girl was in a very bad condition since she had been choked. She managed to narrate her ordeal, and the three men called the New Town police station to report the incident.
Speaking to the publication, Sabed said, “I told him we might be poor, but we respect the law. I called up the New Town police station and a sub-inspector, along with an ASI, arrived. The cops asked us to be witnesses, and we agreed. This is, after all, our responsibility.”
Kudos to these three brave men who saved the life of a girl.
(Edited by Shruti Singhal)