ULFA woman cadre rescued by army
An injured ULFA woman cadre was rescued from the thick forests of Garo Hills in Meghalaya and admitted to the army base hospital at Basishta near in Guwahati, defence sources said.india Updated: Jan 22, 2009 10:23 IST
An injured ULFA woman cadre was rescued from the thick forests of Garo Hills in Meghalaya and admitted to the army base hospital at Basishta near in Guwahati, defence sources said on Wednesday.
Tezimala Rabha, wife of Gulit Das, "commander" of ULFA's 109 battalion, was found seriously injured following an encounter with the security forces on December 22 in which two other cadres were killed, the sources said.
Rabha received a bullet wound in her thigh and was bleeding profusely when the jawans of the Red Horns Division found her.
They administered first aid to her and carried her on their shoulders for five hours through treacherous terrain to the nearest road and admitted her to the hospital, the sources said.
The army surgeon attending on her said that she was brought in to the hospital in a critical state and had lost a lot of blood.
Army personnel donated blood to her and she was also provided specialist facilities needed by her.
Rabha's condition has improved considerably and she has expressed gratitude to the army for providing her with the specialist treatment.
She has also announced her desire to return to the mainstream as she is disillusioned with the activities of the militant outfit, the sources said.