NEW DELHI: A woman national-level shooter displayed exemplary bravery as she used her skills to save her relative from the clutches of kidnapper.
According to reports, national level shooter-cum-coach Ayisha Falaq’s brother-in-law Asif was taken hostage by some men.
Asif, a 21-year-old Delhi University student, used to earn his pocket money by driving a cab after classes.
On the fateful night, he got a trip in Daryaganj and left his home at Minto Road to pick up Rafee and Akash, who later kidnapped him.
Halfway, they asked him to take a different route and forced him to stop the car at Bhopra Border and took Asif’s wallet, which had only Rs 150.
Seeing the meagre sum, they felt disappointed and thrashed him brutally. Then Rafee and Akash forced him to make a ransom call to his family.
The kidnappers asked his family to reach Shastri Park in an hour with Rs 25,000 if they wanted to see Asif alive.
Asif’s family immediately informed the police about the entire episode, and Ayisha decided to reach the location along with the police.
“They called my husband using Asif’s phone and we immediately left to rescue him. We informed the police,” Ayisha told ANI.
When Ayisha, who won a bronze medal in North Zone Shooting in 2015, and her husband reached the site, the kidnappers suspected the presence of police and drove away.
The kidnappers then called her to Bhajanpura to come with the money.
Ayisha who carried her licensed .32 bore pistol fired the shots at the kidnappers in self-defence to save Asif’s life. She shot one of the men on his waist, the other in his foot.
Despite being injured, the two men tried to flee from the location but were nabbed by the police.