four young men on two motorcycles intercepted him and tried to snatch the bag. At this, Mr. Sharma put a stiff resistance and raised an alarm. [linky]
I “put a stiff resistance” whenever I’m approached by four young men, too. 😉
No heroes in all of ND?
However, since one of the robbers was brandishing a revolver, no one came forward. Though he fought with the robbers for about 10 minutes, in the end the culprits managed to snatch the bag as he lost hold of it on being hit on the head with the butt of the revolver.[linky]
That’s gonna leave a mark.
Subsequently, the culprits fled from the spot. Mr. Sharma in the meantime continued to cry for help, which caught the attention of a policeman who was passing by. The duo then gave a chase to the robbers in an auto-rickshaw.[linky]
Let me see if my fecund imagination is creating the proper picture: our pistol-whipped friend screams, a cop responds and then the TWO jump in…a rickshaw? How fast can rickshaws go? Can you just see this? “Follow those ‘cycles!”
In the melee, one of the two motorcycles on which the robbers were fleeing hit the central verge and two of the robbers fell on the road. However, they managed to regain composure and flee on foot.[linky]
Random fact: I like the word “melee”. Anyway, the fugitives fled fleetly by foot? Methinks I’ve got the answer to my, “how fast can rickshaws go?” question. 😉 Oy, what a flustercuck.