While driving back late at night in Kolkata after a social gathering, 47-year-old Nilanjana Chatterjee heard cries of distress from a parked car in a secluded lane. It took her only seconds to tell her husband to stop the car and run to help. Her husband and daughter were then witness to the horrific retaliation by the molester. After pushing out the woman from the car, he ruthlessly ran over Nilanjana’s leg and made his escape. Nilanjana suffered multiple fractures but is now well on her way to recovery, bolstered by all the messages of support from across the nation. The woman she rescued is also safe and the molester has been arrested. “This is neither the first time she has gone out of her way to help a stranger nor will it be her last,” says her proud daughter, Shreyasi.

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