Gautam was sleeping in his bedroom while his son Abhijeet was playing in the same veranda where his uncle Sanjay along with a servant was taking rest.
Suddenly, the bullets bombarded their otherwise silent house.
The Naxals forcefully opened the door and started shooting mercilessly. They shot dead Sanjay and the servant. Awadesh Singh’s 14-year old daughter, Anjali hastily spotted her crying brother who now had wounded feet. She picked him up and ran for her life.
And she did not stop despite warnings by the Naxals of shooting her.
And so, with the only hope of her brother’s life, she ran breathlessly across the village to her grandfather’s place.
Because of her timely action, not just her brother but her father was also saved by the police and villagers.
Anjali is indeed an inspiration for many.