Hit with an Axe on The Head, CRPF Jawan Kept Fighting


Indian Defence Forces keep inspiring the youth with their brave gestures. Time to time, they set many examples to make us proud of them. Recently, Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) set another example of becoming a real-life hero. The name of the ASI is Ashok Kumar and he was deployed at the district development commissioner office at Kulgam in Jammu and Kashmir.

On Thursday, Kumar who belongs to 18th battalion of CRPF despite being hit by an axe on his head did not allow the attacker to snatch his rifle. He fought a hand to hand battle with the assailant even being injured at Kulgam town.

Before the arrival of other security force, the assailant ran away. However, Kumar snatched his bag. He was taken to army’s 92 base hospital for treatment.

Inspector General of CRPF, Zulfiqar Hassan released a statement, “Our ASI was on duty at DC office when a man armed with an axe attacked him from behind and tried to snatch his rifle. Though he was hurt in the head he did not allow the weapon to be taken away. Plus he grappled with the attacker with the intention of arresting him. He also managed to wrench the bag which attacker was carrying.”

Ashok Kumar, CRPF Jawan who hit by a militant

Hassan said, “Ashok Kumar was initially evacuated to Kulgam District hospital and later shifted to 92 Base Hospital. He received three sharp cuts on his head and is being operated upon. His present condition is critical.”

The incident happened around a large crowd and hence, Kumar didn’t open fire. CRPF has launched a massive manhunt to nab the culprit. Kumar who has been deployed in J&K since 2015 hails from Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh.

The incidents of weapon snatching have been increasing in the valley. To stop this, Police have ordered to not use smartphones at the time of duty.

Seeing the data of last three years, there are 251 weapons were looted by militants from security forces. The weapon includes 35 AK rifle, 44 Insas rifles, four carbines, 43 self-loading rifles, one light machine gun, five 303 rifles, one gas gun, 12 pistols, one pica gun, two UMG, 102 tear shells/grenades and one AR 41 riffle. However, out of 251, nearly 76 weapons were recovered which includes 23 AK rifles, 25 Insas, four carbines, 10 self-loading rifles, one light machine gun, two 3030 rifles, one gas gun, six pistils, one pica gun, two UMG and one AR 41 riffle.

Police have arrested around 90 accused in these cases. In J & K, there are 61 battalions of CRPF have deployed to fight militant and maintain the law and order.