Sunday, 22 July 2018

Woman, Shot at During Jammu Terror Attack, Delivers Baby Girl

Army doctors worked all night to save the life of the severely injured pregnant woman with gunshots wounds and helped her deliver a baby girl.

Hope in the time of despair, Love in the time of Hate—if Paulo Coelho could pen an intro to this story, these could well have been the title he would have chosen.

Army doctors have worked night and day to deliver a 35 week baby girl whose mother sustained serious gunshot injuries in her back whilst her husband tried to reach medical help to her in a scenario resounding with gunshots and terror.

When the Army was trying to take out the terrorists who attacked the Sunjuwan camp in Jammu, rifleman Nazir Ahmad was not only countering them, but also managed to get her pregnant wife out of harm’s way. He dodged bullets to ensure his wife reached an army hospital safely. The woman, who was injured in the firing by the terrorists, delivered a baby girl. Both mother and baby are stable, according to army sources.

“The army doctors worked all night to save the life of the severely injured pregnant woman with gunshots wounds and helped her deliver a baby girl, following a caesarean section operation,” Jammu-based army PRO Lt Col Devender Anand said. Former Jammu Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah termed the development as “good news.” Omar tweeted: “Amidst the tragedy reports of some good news – an injured wife of one of the soldiers delivered a baby at the Military Hospital in Jammu.”

Five army men, including two junior commissioned officers (JCOs), and the father of an army man died, 11 others were injured, besides three Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists were killed in the two-day gun battle, following the terror attack on the military camp on Saturday.

Dr. Shirin Abbas is the Bureau Chief "TheIndiaObserver.Com". She is a world-renowned journalist, winner of several national and international awards for her contribution to Media Research.The first recipient of the prestigious British Chevening Scholarship for Print Journalism in 1999 from her state of Uttar Pradesh. Under the same, she studied at the School of Media, Communication, and Design at the University Of Westminster, London and interned with The Irish Times, Dublin. She has been a journalist for over three decades, working at several national English dailies in North India. She completed her PhD. in Mass Communication in 2016.

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