Brave Heart Colonel Cheetah Discharged From AIIMS

He was injured in the encounter that took place on February 14 at Bandipora district

New Delhi:  Brave heart who received nine bullets fighting with terrorists and who went into coma for more than a month, CRPF Colonel Chetan Kumar Cheetah was discharged from AIIMS trauma care on Wednesday. Doctors who treated him for one month described his recovery a miracle. Colonel Cheetah gained consciousness on Tuesday and started speaking.

He was injured in the encounter that took place on February 14 at Bandipora district.  He sustained bullet injuries in the head, his limbs were fractured and right eye badly ruptured. Around three soldiers and on terrorist were killed in the encounter.  According to sources they were attacked by the militants who had information about the attack on their hide out.

The 45 year old Colonel was immediately taken to the military hospital, where basic treatment was given to prevent bleeding and sent to AIIMS. Doctors at AIIMS trauma care performed surgery and removed a part of skull to prevent intra cranial pressure.

Incidentally his discharge came on a day when National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah described the stone pelters as nationalists who are ready to die for the nation.

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