“He was a hero in war. He was a hero as a police officer. He was our hero.” – Brian Eilerman
If it were not for them, we would not be sleeping peacefully in the comforts of our home. If it were not them, we would not be able to celebrate festivals. If it were not for them we would have been looming under unseen threats. Yes! here I take pride to talk about the men in olive and khakhi, who work so hard irrespective of the time, terrain and tests that they have to stand. These men literally give up their lives and family for the country.
While I talk about their bravery I would also like to mention about their benevolence and how they never back out from doing anything … be it serving the nation or donating blood to save the life of a Naxal injured in the encounter.
When it comes to the security forces, they are considered to be ruthless and insensitive. But the same cannot be said about constable Rajkamal of the CRPF. Last month this young man showed the humane side of the tuff guys when he donated blood to save a Naxal in Jharkhand.
The Naxal, Somapurti was injured in an encounter with anti-Naxal unit CoBRA. He was injured severely in a gun battle at the borders of West Singhbhum and Khunti. The encounter resulted in the deaths of 5 Naxals, 2 injured (one being Somapurti) Naxals and a recovery of 2 AK-47 rifles and 5 pistols.
Since Somapurti was critically injured he was hospitalised at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi, by the Jharkhand Police. The doctors communicated to the CRPF that he was in the dire need of B+ blood. When the constables were told, then Rajkamal from the 133 Battalion, immediately volunteered. This was indeed an act of humanity which didn’t go unrecognised. Rajkamal was honoured with a cash reward.
A CRPF officer states it aptly, “We may be divided by ideology, but remain united by humanity. And now blood.”
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