Everyone was shooting the scene on phones, and she saved his life

Sunayna Shukla (Indore), with her two friends, was walking back home from office. She had barely covered a distance of 500 mitres, when her eyes fell upon an elderly Chaiwala surrounded by people. She noticed something abnormal happening to him. She urged her friends to move towards the spot to inspect the development.

Sunayna was stunned to see that two goons were beating the poor Chaiwala (tea vendor) and onlookers were busy shooting the scene on their cellphones. She and her friends, without a hesitation, went up to the goons and held the collar of one of them. Seeing the heroic actions of these girls, the onlookers broke their reluctance and came to rescue the Chaiwala. The goons somehow managed to escape the police action but only after having been thrashed by the angry crowd.

“I personally don’t know them, when they came to me, I realised that they were under influence of liquor. They asked me for two cups of tea. Later on they started complaining about the quality of tea and refused to pay, when I insisted, they resorted to physically torturing me,” said Chaiwala whose age would be around 70.

“I couldn’t believe my eyes that two street goons were beating an aged man and scores of spectators¬†watching as if a Bollywood movie was being shot on cameras. Initially even my friends were reluctant but I pushed them to come along”, said Sunayna, whose work is being appreciated on the social media.

The Youth always extols youths like her as they certainly give some kinetic energy to others for the betterment of the society. Had she not taken the initiative to take on those goons, the poor man would have lost his life. Once she decided to have slug-fest with the miscreants, the whole crowd was behind her. We youths, just like Sunayana, need to take measures for the removal of problems from the country first, the world will automatically lay its support for the cause.

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Mrityunjay Chaubey is from the city of Indore which lies in central India. He is a journalist, writer, thinker and social activist. Now he is among us on TheYouth.

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