New Delhi: Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju met Central Reserve Police Force Commandant Chetan Cheetah, who was injured during an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district. According to media reports, Cheetah may be discharged on Wednesday.
After meeting Cheetah, Rijiju said, "He's doing very fine, it's miraculous." Rijiju said, "The day I came here when he was brought from Srinagar it was difficult to imagine he will talk to me."
Chetan was admitted in New Delhi's AIIMS trauma centre around two months ago with at least nine bullet injuries. Before being rushed to the trauma centre, he was taken to the military hospital in Srinagar where he was given appropriate treatment to stop bleeding.
It was decided to airlift him to AIIMS as he was in critical state and he had injuries to his head, hands, waist, pelvic region and an eye. He also underwent brain surgery at the AIIMS. However, Cheetah had slipped into deep coma after receiving injuries.
His recovery is said to be nothing short of a miracle.The doctors who are treating Cheetah said that now he is conscious and talking and all his vitals are stable.
At least three soldiers and one militant were killed in the Bandipora encounter.