Jharkhand: CRPF jawans donate blood to save injured Naxal woman
(Sourced from PTI)
In an act of kindness, three CRPF personnel donated blood to help save the life of a woman Naxal, who was shot during an encounter in West Singhbhum district in Jharkhand on February 14. The security personnel had spotted the profusely bleeding woman during a search operation after an encounter with the Maoists in which they demolished the Naxal camp and destroyed explosive materials.
Police said they had received specific information that around 24 Maoists, led by Kande Honhaga, the self-styled sub-zonal commander of the ultra group, had assembled to execute a "plan". A team of security forces pooled from 174 and 60 battalions of the CRPF and the district police, headed by Additional SP Manish Raman, rushed to the spot between Muffasil and Goilkera police stations, Singhbhum.
Not heeding the security forces' call for surrender, the Maoists triggered a landmine blast and started firing. The security personnel surrounded the jungle from two sides but the Maoists kept firing at them, forcing a retaliation. The Naxals made a hasty retreat, buckling under pressure. The security personnel then spotted a profusely bleeding woman during a search operation launched by them.
The woman had suffered a bullet wound on her left leg, said police, adding that she was rushed to Sonua Primary Health Center before being shifted to Sadar Hospital, Chaibasa. The woman was later referred to MGM Hospital in Jamshedpur for better treatment. ASI Pankaj Sharma, Head Constable Bichitra Kumar Swain, and Constable Birbahadur Yadav donated blood to save her life, said police.
The police also seized 57 rounds of live cartridges of different bore, including 30, from the injured woman. She told the police that around 25 Naxals had gathered in the jungle to execute some plan and had taken her rifle away before escaping.