Rukhsana gets to be a cop
Rajouri braveheart Rukhsana, 19, who inspired millions of girls across the nation by killing a terrorist, has been appointed special police officer in the Jammu and Kashmir police, along with her brother Ajaz and uncle Waqalat Hussain. Tarun Upadhyay reports.india Updated: Nov 02, 2009 23:39 IST
Rajouri braveheart Rukhsana, 19, who inspired millions of girls across the nation by killing a terrorist, has been appointed special police officer (SPO) in the Jammu and Kashmir police, along with her brother Ajaz and uncle Waqalat Hussain.
The trio has been getting preliminary arms training.
Rukhsana’s appointment comes more than a month after she killed a top militant of the Lashkar-e-Tayyeba (LeT) and injured another on September 27.
Rukhsana along with her 18-year-old brother Aijaz had overpowered the terrorists who had barged into their house, snatched an AK 47 from one of them and fired at him, killing him on the spot.
Her parents Noor Hussain and Rashida were injured in the incident and uncle Waqalat Hussain severely beaten up by terrorists on the night of September 27 after her father refused to open the door for them.
SPOs in the state get a consolidated monthly stipend of Rs 3,000. It’s a contractual job and they are not on permanent rolls of the police.
“We have made a recommendation for her permanent enrolment in the state police,” Rajouri Senior Superintendent of Police Showkat Wattali said.
During President Pratibha Patil’s visit to the state on October 10, Rukhsana had requested that the government provide arms training to every girl in the country to take terrorists on.