Chetan Kumar Cheetah, the CRPF commandant who survived an anti-terrorist operation in Kashmir, has regained consciousness two months after he slipped into coma.
Cheetah was hit by nine bullets during the operation. He was brought for treatment with bullet injuries in his head, a damaged right eye and badly fractured upper limbs.
A month ago, Cheetah was shifted to the ICU in Delhi’s AIIMS from a military hospital. Doctors say that the 45-year-old is now fit to be discharged. The brave soldier has also started talking.
MoS Home Kiren Rijiju met Cheetah at AIIMS today.
According to reports, doctors had to perform surgery to remove a portion of his skull to save his life.
While orthopedics treated his fracture, ophthalmologists worked on the eyes. While injuries to the left eye were treated, the right was beyond repair.
Today, the doctors will be sending him back home.
— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) April 5, 2017
The “cheetah” rises ! 🙏🏻 #Respect 🇮🇳
Great news on #RamNavami 🙏🏻
— Rajeev Chandrasekhar (@rajeev_mp) April 5, 2017
Salute to CRPF commando Chetan Cheetah who has defeated death & recuperated from coma after taking 9 enemy bullets.https://t.co/TKfjWPqlfV
— Priti Gandhi (@MrsGandhi) April 5, 2017
Throughout the ordeal, Cheetah’s wife firmly held on to the belief that her husband will recover.
The operation in which Cheetah was injured happened on February 17 in Hajin. Three soldiers attained martyrdom while one terrorist was killed in the encounter.