Security force personnel patrol after an attack by Maoist fighters in Bijapur in the central state of Chhattisgarh.(REUTERS)
Security force personnel patrol after an attack by Maoist fighters in Bijapur in the central state of Chhattisgarh.(REUTERS)

Maoist attack: Sikh jawan uses turban to help injured colleague

Speaking to reporters here, Singh said: “Heavy firing was going on from the two sides and suddenly, I saw Dubey sustained injuries on his leg and was bleeding excessively. I took off my turban and tied it around his wound just to stop the bleeding. Later, I also sustained bullet injuries.”
By Ritesh Mishra, Raipur
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2021 05:49 AM IST

A Sikh security personnel removed his turban to tie it around the wound of a fellow jawan who was injured in the deadly Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh that left 22 personnel dead on Saturday, an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer has said.

Balraj Singh, a commando of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)’s elite Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) wing, who helped his colleague Abhishek Pandey, also sustained injuries in the firing, R K Vij, a 1988 batch IPS officer in Chhattisgarh, said. The duo are admitted to a hospital in Raipur, he added.

“This is exemplary. He also sustained bullet injuries and kept fighting during the ambush. Both the Sikh jawan and his colleague are safe and recuperating in a hospital,” he said.

Speaking to reporters here, Singh said: “Heavy firing was going on from the two sides and suddenly, I saw Dubey sustained injuries on his leg and was bleeding excessively. I took off my turban and tied it around his wound just to stop the bleeding. Later, I also sustained bullet injuries.”

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