Sadashiv Peth, 27th June 2023: A shocking incident unfolded in Sadashiv Peth when a young woman, who was preparing for the MPSC exam, was attacked by a fellow MPSC aspirant. The incident, which occurred near the Perugate police chowky around 10 am, has raised concerns and prompted an investigation by the local authorities.
In a terrifying turn of events captured by CCTV cameras, the girl, who was riding pillion on a two-wheeler, was intercepted by the assailant near Hotel Nagpur. The attacker, identified as Shantanu Laxman Jadhav (22), a resident of Dongargaon in Mulshi taluka of Pune district, Maharashtra, pursued the woman through the streets, brandishing a chopper. Shockingly, bystanders failed to intervene or offer assistance during the ordeal.
However, the situation took a heroic turn when Leshpal Jawalge, a courageous individual, swiftly came to the victim’s aid. As the assailant prepared to strike the girl with the weapon, Jawalge intervened, disarmed the attacker, and prevented his escape. Others then joined in and subdued the assailant, ensuring he was unable to cause further harm.
The alarming incident quickly came to the attention of the authorities as concerned citizens promptly alerted the police. The motive behind the attack is believed to be a one-sided love angle. The victim, a 20-year-old resident of Kothrud, escaped major injuries thanks to the brave intervention of Jawalge and the collective efforts of the community.
Local authorities have taken the assailant into custody, and an investigation is underway to uncover the full details of the incident. The police commend the bravery displayed by Jawalge and are urging citizens to come forward with any additional information that may assist in the investigation.
The incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of vigilance and collective responsibility in ensuring public safety. Eyewitnesses have shared their accounts of the harrowing incident, highlighting the victim’s desperate attempt to flee from her attacker. The swift response and courageous act of disarming the assailant by Jawalge prevented a potentially grave outcome.
The MPSC aspirant community and residents of Sadashiv Peth are expressing their gratitude to Jawalge for his heroic act in the face of danger. The incident also sparks discussions about the need for increased awareness and intervention when witnessing such acts of violence in public spaces.
As the investigation progresses, the focus remains on supporting the victim and ensuring the assailant is held accountable for his actions. The incident serves as a reminder that individuals must stand united against violence and actively work towards creating a safer society for all.