Blood is Thicker Than Water … But Not For Him #WATWB

“He was a hero in war. He was a hero as a police officer. He was our hero.” – Brian Eilerman

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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.

Source: The Indian Express

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.

Source: CRPF

A CRPF officer states it aptly, “We may be divided by ideology, but remain united by humanity. And now blood.”

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Shubhra Rastogi Written by:

Well, about me I can say that I am a certified dentist, healthcare analyst, medical writer and above all a mother of a 6-year-old. Most of my day to day activities revolve around her and she is my inspiration to start this blog. As a mother, I experimented with a lot of new things for my little one in a quest to find the best for her. I just want to share my experiences of being a happy and content mum.


  1. February 26, 2019

    What a selfless man Rajkamal is – I love your quote : ‘A CRPF officer states it aptly, “We may be divided by ideology, but remain united by humanity. And now blood.” Thank you Shubhra for sharing this story …

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      February 26, 2019

      Thanks, Susan…

  2. February 27, 2019

    Humanity—we need more of this! Thank you for sharing sucha strong, heartwarming story, Shubhra!

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      February 27, 2019

      Thanks, Damayanti… We do need more of humanity!

  3. March 1, 2019

    That was really a wonderful, specially when they both were on the opposite side. A genuine act of kindness!

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      March 1, 2019


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