On 24th Feb 2016, a man tries hard to sleep at his home in posh Vasant Kunj area but for the loud music his next door neighbour is playing. He decides to walk up to him to tell him to ‘stop’ the loud noise as it was already past midnight.This leads to some heart burn and altercation & the man returns back to his home.
After about 30 minutes the man playing loud music knocks at the door of the complainant along with his friends to settle the score.The group of hoodlums start pounding the guy & finally draw out a gun & fire 2 shots in his abdomen to lay him to rest forever.
Well, such a trivial issue which ended so gory and inhuman! This is the reality & shutting our eyes to incidents like this wont help, we must prepare so that we are not next!
Witnesses said that the accused would hold such loud noise parties very often & it is evident that none in the past objected to it which would have definitely made the accused think that it was ok.
Now the question arises as to what to do in a situation like this :
1.Inform the local police of a loud music / noise if it continues beyond 10:00 pm.
2.If the police fails to respond or you feel that you could handle it yourself then walk up & gently ask them to lower the sound & keep it to themselves.
3. Carry a small tool of safety like a baton , knife or tactical torch which can not be seen with you.
4. If you are confronted then strike the closest person in his vitals & move out in open or where there are people raising an alarm simultaneously.
5. When a gun is drawn, the best solution to the problem is to run away zig zag but for that you should follows point no. 4.
6. Lastly ‘if a gun can touch you then you can touch it too’ meaning, there are ways to defend but it needs awareness & practice.
Till next time, stay safe & be a hard target !
Capt. Jaipreet Joshi
Chief Mentor – FITCOMB