A 51-year-old woman had her pet dog to thank after it saved her from an attacker who tried to break into her house to rob in south Delhi’s R K Puram area, police said on Friday.
On Wednesday around 3:30 pm the intruder rang the door bell posing as an employee of a courier company, and that was when 11-month-old Sugar, a Labrador, came to the rescue, reports The Hindu.
The husband of the woman said while speaking to Hindu that as soon as she opened the door, the ‘delivery man’ kicked her in the abdomen and pinned her to the ground.
On seeing this, the dog immediately pounced the accused causing him to fall down. The man, however, managed to run downstairs. The dog chased him for a while but the intruder managed to flee, as per Indian Express reports.
The chairperson of the residential society was informed about the incident and later, the complainant approached the police.
“A case under Section 451 (house-trespass in order to commit offence) of IPC has been registered in connection with the matter. We are checking CCTV footage to ascertain the identity of the accused at the earliest,” a police official said.
(With inputs from PTI)