Bengaluru: When Kavita K (31) boarded a BMTC bus headed to KR market in Malleswaram at 10 am on December 17, she noticed something unusual. The woman seated in front of her, was bleeding from her neck. She immediately gave a helping hand to the injured woman.
“I asked her what had happened. She told me her husband had stabbed her with a sickle. I realized she was slowly losing consciousness due to blood loss,” Kavita said. Kavita works as an Area Suraksha Mitra with the Madiwala police station and is a member of Janaagraha.
According to the sources, no passengers came forward to lend a helping hand. “When we reached KR Market, I rushed her to Victoria Hospital and alerted the police,” she said.
According to the police, the victim has been identified as Pramila Pasha, a resident of MS Palya in south-east Bengaluru. “I called her younger brother Eshwar. Meanwhile, police arrived and took Pramila’s statement,” Kavita said.
Eshwar shifted Kavita to a private hospital on Friday and has been taking care of her since. “We are daily-wages workers from Kota in Andhra Pradesh. My sister married a man of her choice, and from a different faith, a few years ago. Pramila is a mother of two daughters. I will take her back to our town. Pasha, my brother-in-law, is not interested in her,” he said.
The police thanked the Good Samaritan Kavita and said that besides saving the life of Kavita, she even had helped them arrest her husband. “Pramila didn’t know how to deal with this and feared approaching police. With Kavita’s help, she filed a police complaint. Jurisdictional police have arrested Pasha,” said the police.