In an unusual incident, a national-level Hockey player from Haryana, Ritu Bhoraiya reportedly caught hold of a man and beat him severely after he allegedly stole her friend’s mobile phone. The incident took place when Ritu and her friend were travelling in a local bus in Delhi when someone snatched her friend’s phone and fled.
According to an Indian Express report, Ritu was in the bus in the Punjabi Bagh area of New Delhi along with her two friends when one of her friends informed her that her phone was stolen. It was then when Ritu asked the driver to immediate stop the bus and ran after him. She reportedly spotted the man with the phone and beat him up.
While speaking to the daily, Ritu asserted that the bus that they were travelling in had very few people on board and the incident took place when she had just bought the tickets. She claimed that her friend did not create a chaos but only informed her silently that her phone was stolen. “I had gone to get the tickets when two men got down at Mandipur bus stop. 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,” the daily quoted Ritu as saying.
She further added that the men who stole her friend’s phone were standing on the other side of the road when she deboarded the bus to catch them. The men even started to run on seeing Ritu. However, Ritu did manage to catch up with them and beat them black and blue to get the phone back. She also called the police and handed them over to them. The police later asserted that the man was a habitual offender and have been arrested for similar reasons in the past.
Ritu has represented Haryana and Delhi in national hockey tournaments.