August 2004 News

Army saves life of terrorism victim

25 August 2004
The Daily Excelsior
Daily Excelsior Correspondent

Jammu: The jawans of Rashtriya Rifles (RR) unit Kishtwar in a goodwill gesture came to the rescue of a militancy victim and saved his life today. Syeda Begum wife of Hanif of Khara in Gandoh Tehsil received grievous injuries in a dastardly terrorist attack yesterday. But her life was saved by the jawans of local unit of RR who donated blood for her at Kishtwar Hospital where she was admitted for treatment. It may be recalled that terrorists showing scant respect for the human rights threw a grenade at the residence of Mr Hanif at Khara yesterday killing his two minor children including his five year old son Baber and 3 year old daughter Nasira Bano. Hanif was also injured in the grenade attack but his wife who received greivious injuries was rushed to Kishtwar Hospital in serious condition. The local R R Unit was simultaneously informed about the casuality and the jawans of the Unit reached the Hospital before the arrival of the injured woman. The army called the doctors from their residence and the three jawans of the R R Unit donated blood to save the life of Syeda Begum. She was also operated upon and splinters were removed from her liver, kidney and stomach. The patient is still under observation in the SDH Kishtwar and the army has provided all the assistance to the dependents of the family.


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