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Wushu champ stands up to goons, gets beaten up

GURUGRAM: On a day when Pooja Kadiyan from Haryana won a gold medal at the World Wushu Championships, another decorated sportswoman from the state escaped from being murdered.
Sunil Dabas, who has been conferred the highest sporting awards including Dronacharya and Padmashree for her contribution as a player and a coach in women kabbadi, was lucky to escape being run over.
On Wednesday, a group of miscreants barged into her residence and tried to mow her down after she had raised objections over the illegal construction being carried out on a government land.
The brazen incident occurred around 10.30 pm in Civil Lines, an area located just few kilometres away from the Commissioner's office and Mini-Secretariat, thereby being a heavily guarded zone.
As soon as Dabas realised that one of the SUVs that had the number plate of Chandigarh were trying to kill her, she used her athletic skills to climb the boundary wall of her house and then throw stones at her attackers.
In the process, she had also called the police helpline number. She was shocked when she realised that it was more than vehicle, containing around 15 to 20 men, that had come to harm her.
30 minutes after the incident, two policemen arrived in their bike and rescued her.
According to Dabas, her assailants were so daring that even after the arrival of the law enforcement officials, they tried to intimidate her and her husband, before fleeing away.
Having received minor injuries, she was later admitted to the private hospital where she received treatment and later discharged.
"I am very sure, had I not used my sporting skills, I would have been dead," Dabas told Millennium Post.
She had reportedly raised objections of illegal construction and had taken up the issue with the Deputy Commissioner. The issue was however deferred as the DC office was preparing for the civic elections.
Gurugram Police have registered a case under sections of 289 (negligence), 506
(criminal intimidation), 336 (endangering personal safety), 323 (causing hurt) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Prevention to Damage of Public Property act.
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