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Meet Chetan Cheetah, the CRPF commandant who lived through 9 bullet wounds

Meet Chetan Cheetah, the CRPF commandant who lived through 9 bullet wounds

Cheetah, a Commanding Officer of the 45th battalion, was first rushed to a military hospital in Srinagar, however, given the state of his injuries, he was airlifted from Srinagar to AIIMS Trauma Center in Delhi for further treatment. Doctors are calling it nothing short of a miracle. A group of ophthalmologists treated the wound in his left eye but could not fix his right eye because "one of the bullets directly went into his right eye injuring the frontal lobe".

Cheetah underwent a surgery to remove a portion of the skull within 24 hours of his admission in the Delhi hospital.

"Cheetah also developed signs of sepsis due to his wounds which was managed by critical care specialists in ICU".

The CRPF commander's wife Uma Singh stood beside him with an unshakable conviction that he will make it through. That strengthened my faith, but the journey is not over yet.

On February 14, Chetan Cheetah lead his team to an encounter in Parray Mohalla encounter of Hajin area in Bandipora region.

Most recently, Kiren Rijiju, the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, visited Chetan.

Doctors at AIIMS said he was shifted to a ward on March 16 where he underwent physiotherapy and speech therapy.

The CRPF Commandant was first taken to military hospital in Srinagar where medications were given to prevent bleeding.However, given the extent of the injuriesand his state, itwas then made a decision to airlift him to the AIIMS trauma center.

"Cheetah was in coma for 16 days and spent a month in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)". Subsequently, the plastic surgery team worked on covering his wounds. Home Minister Rajnath Singh took to Twitter to hail the courage of the officer and said he wants to see Cheeta back in action.

"His comeback to normal life has shown the true grit of a warrior", Anurag Srivastava, Chief of AIIMS Apex Trauma Centre, said. Army Chief Bipin Rawat had also visited Cheetah and spoken to doctors about his health.


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