By Suryanarayan Panda
Koraput, Feb. 9: Jawans of Border Security Force (BSF) on Thursday turned messengers for a 21-year-old pregnant woman who was in acute labour pain in a cut-off village in Odisha’s Maoist-hit Malkangiri district.
Reports said the woman Pramila Khara had to remain stranded at the inaccessible Badapada village till a team of BSF jawans, who had gone for a routine patrolling in the area, came to her rescue.
The jawans turned ‘messengers of God’ for the poor family and made all efforts to shift her to hospital. By then the condition of Pramila had deteriorated and shifting her to the hospital carried risk.
However, without wasting time, the BSF team led by Assistant Commandant of Janbai Sushil Singh and Sandip Gupta of Badapada and their team ferried Pramila in their boat and took her to the local Chitrakonda hospital. Though the condition of Pramila is not known at present, the efforts of the BSF was lauded by all.
Earlier, CRPF jawans had set an example by carrying two tribal women on sling for over 7 km after they were severely injured in explosions of pressure bombs planted by Maoists in Chitrakonda in January this year.
“The family members of Pramila Khara had left hope after she could not be rushed to the hospital due to non-availability of ambulance or any other vehicle since the village remains inaccessible because of the Chitrakonda reservoir. However, the woman’s life was saved because of the timely intervention of the BSF jawans,” the villagers said.