April 12: Akshay Kumar along with Aditya Thackeray had set up the Women’s Self Defence Centre (WSDC) to give free martial training to women so that they can learn to self defence.
Seems like their efforts are moving towards a right direction as one of the students of the centre single handedly tackled a molester and made sure that he was arrested.
Shreya Naik, 19, is a second year BMS student in a suburban college in Andheri. She enrolled in WSDC along with her sister after her mother learnt about it.
Couple of days back when she was going back to her house from work at 6:30 pm, she saw a young man in a waiter’s uniform following her.
Shreya said that, the guy suddenly came close to her and pounced her. In return she started hitting him with one hand and with the other hand tried to call her mother as her house was just about 30 seconds away from that place.
The guy did tried to snatch her phone away as he didn’t want her to alert anyone.
She said, she caught his hair and gave him a ‘hammer’, a style of attack she learned at the centre, and ;later the guy started pleading her to let go, saying ‘Bas haath hi lagaya, aur kya kia…’. she caught hold of his collar and started dragging him towards the main road.
Later, some people gathered around and helped her and one person called the police. In 15 minutes Police reached the spot and arrested the accused. Confirming the story, Nalawde, the senior PI of D N Nagar police station said, that they have have registered the FIR.
The accused will be presented in front of the magistrate shortly and police has confirmed about the girls safety.
Shreya says she owes it to the centre for giving her the kind of confidence that she demonstrated in tackling with her molester.
She has also thanked Akshay Sir for inspiration they recieved from him.She said that, her parents didn’t wanted to lodge a complaint because they were worried about her, but she did so that she sees herself as an example for all those girls out there with low self confidence.
Source close to the star said that he is really impressed with the girl and he plans to wish her luck soon after he comes back from London, where he’s shooting.