Chennai: Model and photographer Vasanth Paul is a real-life hero.
Paul risked his life on Friday evening to save a woman from being raped. He heard sounds of distress when he was returning home after watching the movie 'Kabali'.
He soon realised that someone was calling for help.
Then he saw three men trying to undress a woman and immediately rushed to her rescue.
Read his Facebook post below to know what happened:
I have so many scars on my body but I'm sure I'll be proud of these... Today was just a wonderful day, I got to watch Kabali, first day, first show.. met a couple of my close friends.. had a beautiful time.. and when I was returning back home, I took a detour at Alandur, to avoid the roads between the underpass and the airport during their renovating hours...
I generally try to get past this before they shut it down.. I'm glad I didn't.. on my way I stopped by... right behind me was an empty piece of land and I heard mourning sounds combined with sounds of resistance... for a few seconds, I thought it was a cat or some kinda animal... not longer did i realise it were human.. I tried walking away but instantly heard a faint drugged cry saying "bachao.. please help... anna.. anna.. anna.. " I immediately shouted out angrily and jumped in hoping a passerby would hear and join to help...
There were 3 guys, none of them from the south ( I know this because I can understand all four languages spoken in the south) . It wasn't normal Hindi, it had some kinda accent to it.. not sure though..
The moment I jumped in, a guy engaged in a fist fight and I could see a girl drugged full on and two guys trying to undress her.. within seconds i was strangled by the other with a thick jute rope... the more I tried repelling, the more it cut through and intense the situation became.. thankfully I was able to create enough time and space for the girl to get out and get an autowala's attention... he stopped right away and ran in to my rescue.. he beat the shit out of those ******** ...but they ran off... it took me a bit to breathe normal. No police case was filed as per her request.. the sad thing was I circled the area for the next half hour and I couldn't find a single cop to even notify of this event...
Moral of the story: Don't be afraid to face a situation, just because you're alone.. if the cause is right, the world would join you right away!!!!!
Stay safe people.. and look out for one another!!!
P.S. - The post has been 'liked' by more than 1 lakh 39 thousand people on Facebook and has over 34,000 shares as of now.