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Shot nine times, CRPF commandant Chetan Kumar Cheetah out of coma after two months

Kumar's wife Uma said his willpower and his love of fitness helped his recovery. Photograph: (ANI)

WION Delhi, India Apr 05, 2017, 06.15 AM (IST)

Chetan Kumar Cheetah, the CRPF commandant who slipped into a coma two months ago after being hit by nine bullets in a gunbattle in Kashmir, has regained consciousness and is talking again, a report in the Times of India said.  

Doctors treating him at the AIIMS Trauma Centre in Delhi are describing it as nothing short of a miracle.

Doctors added that Cheetah is fit to be discharged, the Times of India report added.


Cheetah was critically injured in an encounter in Kashmir's Bandipora district on February 14, in which at least three soldiers and one militant were killed.

Cheetah's wife Uma Singh said, in the report, that it wasn't the medical intervention alone that helped him recover. That his willpower and his love for fitness helped too. 


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