What do you do when a couple of masked robbers barge into your property with cryptic intentions? Probably run for life? Well, this couple from Tamil Nadu in their 70s thinks otherwise.
A video of an elderly couple fighting masked intruders who tried to barge in their property – to probably initiate a burglary – has been doing the rounds on the web. The video captured by a CCTV camera shows two masked robbers – carrying machetes and sickles – entering Shanmugavel’s, 72 house and trying to strangle him during late hours of Sunday.
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The video further seizes Shanmugavel’s wife, after being triggered by her husband’s cries, coming down rushing and hurling everything she could lay her hands upon at the robbers including footwear, plastic chairs and buckets. Shanmugavel, after freeing himself, joins his wife trying to make every attempt possible to counter the attack against the two armed men.
The men dangerously swing machetes at the couple who try to maintain a safe distance. The duo valour left criminals no choice but retaliate after a couple of minutes.
In the raging battle, Senthaamarai sustained a cut on her right hand and lost her gold chain to the miscreants. The couple recalled that this is not their first interaction with such culprits. Notably, there had been successful attempts of burglary in the house in the past.
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The footage that went viral on the web won the couple much appreciation for their sheer display of bravery. The couple’s son Ashok, an engineer based in Chennai, who hurried back home after the incident wrote “Amma [Senthaamarai] has sustained a cut injury on her right hand. She is a courageous woman who took on the armed criminals instantly on seeing Appa [Shanmugavel] being strangled. By God’s grace, nothing untoward happened,”.
As of now, the Kadayam police have filed an FIR and trying to locate the possible culprits.