NEW DELHI: While fighting terrorists in Kashmir’s Bandipora district in February, Chetan Kumar Cheeta, a Commanding Officer of the CRPF or Central Reserve Police Force, was shot at least nine times. Even as he collapsed, he kept firing at the terrorists. After weeks in coma, the officer is being discharged from hospital today. Commandant Cheeta was shot in the head and his arms were fractured. He was in a critical state and in deep coma when he was flown to Delhi and taken to the trauma centre of AIIMS.
The doctors said that his vitals are stable now. The soldier’s wife, Uma Singh, also confirmed the development to ANI, and said he is “progressively improving” and feeling fine now. “I am very proud of what Chetan has done,” she said.
His survival is a miracle, a victory of willpower, said Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju, after visiting him this morning.
Mr Rijiju had promised that the government would extend every possible help to Mr Cheeta and ensured that he was treated by the best doctors at the Trauma Centre.