Kendrapara, Dec 14 (UNI) A 19-year village girl has got an appreciation letter from Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for showing extraordinary courage in nabbing a chain snatcher.
Chitra Rekha Mallick, a Plus three student of Kendrapara Autonomous college and a resident of Shyamsunarpur village on the outskirt of Kendrapara township area, got the letter of appreciation from the Chief Minister yesterday.
According to police, five days back Azad Khan, a resident of Derabish, along with one of his associates came on a bike and tried to snatch a gold chain from Chitra's neck while she was on her way to college along with her friend on a bicycle.
But without getting panicky she managed to catch hold of Azad and shouted for help. Some passers-by came to her rescue and handed over Azad to police.
'' I am excited and my joy knows no bounds when I came to know from a private channel that the Chief Minister has given a letter of recognisation to me for my courageous deed, '' she said.