Scared of Someone With A Knife Behind, She Jumped From A Running Auto To Save Herself

Scared of Someone With A Knife Behind, She Jumped From a Running Auto to Save Herself

Date of incident: 20th July, 2015
Time: 08:00 PM
Location: Jayadeva Circle

It happened yesterday near Jayadeva Circle. I was heading in an Auto towards BTM, while passing the under bridge it felt like someone was behind the back seat of the auto. Light from oncoming vehicles made a metallic kind of flash behind me which made me sure that someone is ducking in the rear space behind the seat and he is holding something in his hand. I tried my best not to make any quick movements so that I can come up with something to help me escape. At the left turn opposite to Gopalan Mall traffic was moving slow because of rush hour and heavy rain.

I took the opportunity to jump out of the auto and hit a car coming from behind as he wouldn’t be suspecting me to.

This made people go Honking and grabbed enough attention to the scene. The car was at a minimal speed so I was not hurt. There was a Traffic Police Officer over there who came running as well. I pointed towards the auto which was still stuck in traffic.

The policeman took the auto driver out and when I told him he checked behind the back seat and there was a boy holding a knife in his hand.

I was startled with fear. He started hitting both of them and then another policeman over there took me to a different auto, checked it first and then asked me to go in it. I was scared and said I’ll walk but he convinced me that I was safe. I then came home.
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I am still amazed and scared at the same time. I did not get a chance to thank them at the very moment. So, here is a Big THANK YOU! Bengaluru Traffic Police

– Neha

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