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Updated: March 20, 2013 00:46 IST

Alert Ramakrishna helped nab rapist

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R.V.R. Ramakrishna
R.V.R. Ramakrishna

Ramakrishna pursued the driver of a GHMC tipper for six kilometres, intercepting the vehicle near St. Ann’s School

The city’s deadline driven life-style keeps almost everyone busy, so much so that one has little time to care for an accident victim on the wayside.

His telecom consultancy business keeps the soft-spoken and modest Ramakrishna busy like most others. On Sunday, however, the 37-year-old chased a tipper-driver who had fled after raping a woman and caught him in the dead of night.

An unwell Ramakrishna was driving home along with his wife after purchasing medicines from a store at around 1 a.m. He was passing by the CSD junction in Secunderabad Cantonment area when he slammed the brakes on seeing a man answering nature’s call on the roadside.

“It was not the man, but a woman lying naked a couple of yards away in a semi-conscious state which made me feel something was wrong,” the resident of Sainikpuri said on Tuesday. Leaving his wife in the car, he got off and walked towards the man who ran, got into a GHMC tipper parked some distance ahead and sped away.

“I was sure by then that the man had done something wrong and decided to catch him come what may,” he recalled. Even as he pursued the tipper, he realised it would be better to alert the police and rang up the control room on 100.

Prompt police

Within a couple of minutes, three police patrolling vehicles contacted him over phone even as he was hot on the tipper’s trail.

The chase continued for six kilometres. Finally, Ramakrishna caught up with the tipper by blocking its way near St. Ann’s High School in Secunderabad.

“So prompt were the police that within 20 seconds of me intercepting the tipper, their teams had arrived,” he said. The braveheart feels police services on the number 100 need to be publicised.

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Amazing work

from:  Hari
Posted on: Mar 21, 2013 at 08:13 IST

Great Job...

from:  sai
Posted on: Mar 21, 2013 at 07:22 IST

My salute to him.

from:  Sri
Posted on: Mar 21, 2013 at 00:04 IST

Awesome and I applaud you for your courage and more so for your wonderful attitude.

from:  siddhartha gaddamanugu
Posted on: Mar 20, 2013 at 23:45 IST

India needs citizens like him ... Thank You RamaKrishna.

from:  Puneeth
Posted on: Mar 20, 2013 at 19:41 IST

Bravo Ramakrishna! Hats off to you Sir!

from:  Aditya
Posted on: Mar 20, 2013 at 19:20 IST

hats off to u.

from:  rehabshad
Posted on: Mar 20, 2013 at 18:13 IST

sir you and your wife both are the real
hero's .hatts off to you

from:  kavithathakur
Posted on: Mar 20, 2013 at 16:39 IST

I am totally SPEECHLESS. Brave man.

from:  Ibrahim
Posted on: Mar 20, 2013 at 14:43 IST

Truly a heroic effort.He has shown how a good citizen cares for others.

from:  sudhirs
Posted on: Mar 20, 2013 at 12:47 IST

Salute to Ramkrishna for his courageous task. Seems, criminals have become so fearless that they do not even have any fear raping a women along side the road. Just becasue we have become so passive and selfish that we do not feel social resposibility what Ramakrishna has felt. I believe, if everyone of us work like him we can reduce the crime against women to some extent and criminals will have some fear before intending to commit such crimes. Salute to you Sir Ramakrishna!!

from:  Syed
Posted on: Mar 20, 2013 at 11:06 IST

Bravo!

from:  chandrasena
Posted on: Mar 20, 2013 at 10:53 IST

Great work by Mr Ramakrishna and also the police. I hope the woman is fine.

from:  kavya
Posted on: Mar 20, 2013 at 10:21 IST

My kind of hero!!!

from:  Ash
Posted on: Mar 20, 2013 at 04:28 IST
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