CRPF commando injured in Naxal blast dies at AIIMS

CRPF commando injured in Naxal blast dies at AIIMS

A CRPF commando, who was wounded in an IED blast by theNaxals in Jharkhand last month, succumbed to his injuries at the AIIMS here, anofficial said on Friday.

Constable Sunil Kalita, 32, was injured on May 28 in thejungles of Seraikela Kharsawan district when his party encountered a number ofimprovised explosive device blasts during patrolling.

Kalita was first admitted to a hospital in Ranchi, but hewas airlifted to Delhi and brought to the AIIMS on June 4 as he requiredenhanced medical care. He succumbed to his injuries on Thursday evening, theofficial said.

The soldier was posted with the 209th battalion of theCommando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA), the elite jungle-warfarebattalion of the CRPF. Fourteen other CoBRA and police personnel were injuredin the incident that day.

According to the official, the commando displayed bravery ashe saved his colleagues during the blast despite being grievously injured.

Kalita hailed from Assam's Kamrup district and had joinedthe Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in 2011. He was selected to join theCoBRA unit in 2016 and deployed for anti-Naxal operations in Jharkhand. 

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