This incident happened when he was coming back home after watching the movie. In an exceptional act of bravado, a fan of superstar Rajinikanth saved a woman from an attempt of gangrape.
After driving for a while, Paul stopped on a clear road. Minutes afterwards, he noticed the mourns from the open fields in the area. In the beginning, he imagined it to be a stray animal. But when the lady shouted for help, he hurried to help her. He called for help from the passerby.
Paul saw 3 men trying to rape the woman. When he intervened, the 3 men attacked him. When one of those hit him, one more attempted to strangle him with a jute rope. Paul explained that a rickshaw driver noticed him being attacked and intervened. The rickshaw driver roughed up the 3 men who afterwards left from the spot.