New Delhi: Braveheart Chetan Cheetah is on the prowl again and certainly this is no music to the terrorists' ear. The CRPF commandent was in coma for full two months after a fatal encounter with the terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir where nine bullets were pumped into his body. This had damaged vital parts of his body including the pelvic region, head, waist, hand and eyes.
Chetan, hailing from Rajasthan, was fighting a lone battle with death at the Trauma Center at AIIMS in Delhi. And what emerged after two months is nothing short of a miracle, feel the doctors who were treating upon him. He is now talking and is back home today to be with his loved ones.
His GCS score, measured to check the severity of the brain injury has improved from M3 to M6.
Chetan's wife summed up the happy moments saying that it was not Ramnavami but Diwali for them as she walked away with her proud possesion with pride to their abode. She was 'rock solid' according to the doctors of AIIMS and her faith along with the medical expertise made this impossile possible. Not even for a moment did her faith dither. And today when as she posed for cameras with Chetan Cheetah on the wheel chair it appeared as if her trophy was in her hands.
Chetan was air-lifted from the Army Base Hospital in Srinagar a month back as the government intervened and decided him fly him to Srinagar. His right eye could not be saved but his vital organs are all working fine. He had food orally on 20th March and this was a big relief for the medical team working on him.
Chetan Cheetah, 45-year-old commanding officer of the 45th Battalion of CRPF led his team to the Parray Mohalla encounter of Hajin area in Bandipora on February 14.A Lashkar-e-Taiba terror suspect attacked, and in the ensuing encounter, 3 security personnel died and 8, including a civilian, were injured. Witnesses said Cheetah fired 16 rounds even after taking bullets on his body.