On April 24, Over 300-400 Naxals ambushed nearly 100 CRPF troopers who were deployed to help with the construction of a road in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district. The heinous attack ended in matryrdom of 26 of our Jawans. However, Despite being heavily outnumbered and their in-familiarity of the terrain, CRPF personnel gave a befitting reply to the Maoist insurgents.

According to a statement by CRPF, there were “tell-tale signs from the ground” indicating that a considerable number of Maoists could have been eliminated in the gun-battle.

One of the brave-hearts who who took on bullets while fighting insurgents was CRPF constable Sher Mohammad. Speaking to media in the hospital, he said , at first the Naxals sent villagers to trace our location, then almost 300 Naxals attacked us. Mohammad said the CRPF also fired in retaliation and shot many of them.

“They were around 300 & we were around 150, we kept firing. I shot 3-4 Naxals in the chest,” he added. Despite being shot five times, the jawan also saved lives of his associates, reported Navbharat Times. “I lifted some of our injured Jawans on my shoulders and placed them in mobile bunker  and then I took them to the base hospital. From there, we were brought here(Raipur) on helicopter. Even I have been hit in my waist and knee. He said he was shot with machine gun and is suffering from intense pain,” he said.

Sher Mohammad’s mother Fareeda said she is proud of her son. “My son killed 5 Naxals.Proud of my son, the entire village is praying for him,” she told ANI

Sher Mohammad, who hails from Asifabad Chandpura village of Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshehr district, is being treated in Raipur hospital. Not only his village, entire country is praying for the early recovery of Mohammad and other injured Jawans. The CRPF constable has been posted in Chattisgarh for last four years and it was not his forst encounter with the Maoists.