Vimla Devi (left) and Poonam were rewarded by the Gurgaon Police for their heroism.
Two women who, on Monday, bravely fought off two armed men trying to rob a State Bank of India money transfer center in Gurgaon were honoured and rewarded by the police Commissioner Sandeep Khirwar today.
Police, on Tuesday, had released CCTV footage showing two women fending off armed men that averted the bank robbery in Haryana's Gurgaon.
Vimla Devi, 45, and Poonam , 28, employees of the State Bank of India's money transfer branch in Badshahpur, overpowered the accused Deepak and Mohit, both 21, when they tried to rob the bank.
Mr Khirwar rewarded and honoured both the women with a cash prize of Rs 5,000 each and appreciation letters for their courage and presence of mind.
At the time of the incident, the women were alone in the branch.
The footage showed the thieves entering the bank on Monday afternoon and pulling out pistols from a bag. They tried to take on Ms Vimla and Ms Poonam at gunpoint.
At the time of the incident, the women were alone in the branch. Instead of surrendering, they snatched the pistols and raised an alarm.
The accused were sent to two days police remand by a court on Tuesday.