Olympian Krishna Poonia turns real-life hero, saves 3 women from being molested

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Olympian Krishna Poonia turns real-life hero, saves 3 women from being molested

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SportsCafe Desk

01/03/2017

Indian Olympian Krishna Poonia came to the rescue of three girls who were being molested by a group of men in the city of Rajgarh in Rajasthan's Churu district on new years day. Poonia caught one of the accused down after running after him for about 50 meters and had an FIR registered against him.

The incident took place on January 1 when the Olympian was travelling with her husband Virendra in the Sadulpur area. While travelling, they saw some girls being harassed near a railway crossing. They stopped the car and asked the girls, who were crying, what the problem was. The girls told the Poonia family that they were being harassed by some boys who were passing lewd comments and leering at them and the victims said that one of the boys had even hit them.

On hearing this, Krishna took the matter into her own hands and chased one of the accused for almost 50 metres and managed to catch one of them but the other two managed to flee before the Commonwealth Champion could catch up with them. This resulted in 300-400 people gathering at the spot with the Police also being called to the spot and an FIR being registered against the accused.

The entire story was narrated to India Today by Krishna Poonia's husband Virendra. 

Poonia is a discus thrower who has represented India at every major occasion winning bronze at the 2006 Doha and 2010 Guangzhou Asian games. Her greatest achievement, before Jan 1, was winning the gold medal at the 2012 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

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