India -- Monal Kadlak from the Khadakpada area in Kalyan is a seventeen-year-old girl. In 2005 she showed what police called exemplary bravery in catching a mugger who was trying to flee after snatching her gold chain, according to mumbaipluses.com.
Recently, the Thane police thanked the teenager for single-handedly nabbing the chain snatcher. She was presented with a certificate of appreciation and a memento along with a cash prize for her bravery.
When being asked what inspired her to the brave act, the first year college student said, "I knew that I had to act and not cow down. I have learnt karate and this helped me a lot in boosting my confidence."