On the first day of 2017, while waiting in her car at a railway crossing in Rajasthan’s Churu district, the 2010 Commonwealth Games discus throw gold medalist Krishna Poonia noticed something. Three men on a motorcycle were harassing two teenage girls.
Poonia immediately got out of her car and confronted the harassers. The men got scared and took off from the place on their bike. But the 39-year-old did not want the harassers to get away. She ran behind the bike for nearly 50 metres and caught hold of one of the harassers, hauling him off the saddle.
Poonia who had represented India in both Beijing and London Olympics said, "When I saw those two girls being harassed, I thought that they could well have been my daughters. That made me go after the men."
She added the incident showed that women were not safe even in busy areas. "I was shocked when I saw these men trying to molest the girls in front of so many people at a busy railway crossing. Nobody did anything until I got out of the car and chased them myself," she said.
Poonia was also not pleased with the cops who turned up late. She said, "The police station was barely two minutes away from the spot but it took the cops some time to reach and I had to phone them twice. "
take off：走掉、匆匆離開。例句：Take yourself off !（滾開！）
get away：脫逃。例句：The thief got away in the dark.（小偷在黑暗中脫逃了。）
turn up：出現。例句：She turned up 30 minutes late.（她遲了30分鐘才現身。）