A 10 rupee coin in the back pocket of Sanjay Mayekar played an important role in saving his life after he was fired from a close range by attackers, who were running away with Rs 40,000.
Pundalik Sawant, a businessman who was on his way to the Gol temple had a bag in his hand, which contained around Rs 40,000, which was snatched by three unidentified men, reported Hindustan Times
. After the incident, the businessman raised an alarm and people close by were alerted. It was at this juncture that one of the volunteers, Sanjay Mayekar, chased the person and caught him. The thief tried to shoot him and the bullet hit the ground and ricocheted to hit the wallet, which was in his back pocket. But it was the coin inside the wallet which stopped the bullet, which could have been disastrous.
“Only after Mayekar had a burning sensation, did he realise that the bullet had brushed past him,” said Dr Ravindra Shisve, deputy commissioner of police (Zone I). Mayekar was not injured seriously though he was kept under treatment at Sion hospital, and now he is out of the hospital. Rough sketches of the attackers have been prepared by the police, who are also looking into CCTV records from nearby shops to help them get a better idea and nab the culprits.