In an incident that took place on Sunday, a woman using a licensed pistol saved her husband from goons who were assaulting and thrashing him with rods in Kakori area of Lucknow.
The victim has been idenitified as Abid Ali, a journalist by profession, while his wife is a lawyer.
Abid was standing at the gate of his house when at least six miscreants attacked him. In a spontaneous reaction, his wife quickly pulled out a pistol and fired a few rounds to threaten the attackers.
The attackers, who were believed to be sent by Ali's landlord, immediately fled the spot.
The entire sequence of events was captured in the CCTV installed at their residence.
Two FIRs have been filed in connection with the matter, one by the landlord alleging usurping of his property, and the other by Abid.
While the criminals are on the run, a police investigation is underway to trace them.