In an incident that can be touted as heroic , a 32 year old Auto Driver from Yashwanthpur , Bangalore named Ashgar Pasha saved a 19 year old girl from being gang-raped by 3 men in the early hours of Friday .
The girl was being pulled away by the accused at the busy Yashwanthpur railway station , Pasha didn’t remain a mute spectator like others and jumped into action , risking his own life .
Knowing that he was alone and probably incompetent against the 3 accused he called upon his three of his friends to help the victim . Pasha frantically searched for the accused and even called police control room to act as fast as possible knowing that the girl was in trouble .
“All the three accused are known to me. I am ashamed to call them friends because of what they did. I was sitting in the auto and saw two of them beating the victim’s cousin and the other pulling the girl away. I knew I would be risking my life as I would be fighting known persons. But still, I did not choose to keep quiet,” he said.
One of the accused , Fayaz of BK Nagar area is a serial offender who has a track record of misbehaving with women passengers in his Auto .
Pasha and his friends began to frantically search for the girl and upon sensing deep trouble for the girl as they couldn’t find her called the Police Control Room and informed them about the incident. Following Pasha’s call to the control room, the police acted swiftly and came to the spot in teams. They traced the girl to the godown, which is 200 meters behind the railway station.
Apart from Fayaz, the other accused have been identified as Zuber Khan, 25, also of BK Nagar and Sultan, 20, of MK Nagar. Fayaz was arrested while the girl was rescued . He planned to sexually assault the girl first and then call upon his other friends who were distant cousins of the victim .
We Laud Mr. Asgar Pasha for his thoughtfulness and bravery . We wish more people like him in the country to make it safe for women .