In the midst of an enraged battle with criminals on June 10, sub-inspector Bijender Singh Deshwal made use of his body as a guard. Yes, Bijender Singh Deshwal put his own life at risk with the aim to save his younger coworker.
Deshwal’s son, Ashish stated that his brave dad took a bullet destined for head constable Gurdeep Singh, the 25-year-old who became a dad just 3 months back.
Bijender Singh got shot in close proximity on his chest in the fight with Rajesh Bharti and three associates from his bunch of criminals.
After the fight, another SI, Raj Singh, took six of his coworkers to a closeby medical centre in spite of being shot in the arm. Shortly, Deshwal’s son, and Raj Singh’s son, Akshay Choudhary, got to know about the heroic acts of their dads’. Komal Kadayan, who is in MBBS final year at Safdarjung Hospital, in the interim, experienced her primary experience of tending to a sufferer with gunshot injuries on Friday: her father.
“My father left home at 4.30 am on Saturday citing some important work. In the afternoon, I received a phone call from him wherein he said he was coming to the hospital due to some accident,” Komal stated.
Komal added that his dad was shifted to AIIMS Trauma Centre where Komal became part of the medical panel.
On June 10, MM Oberoi, special commissioner of police (special cell) and DCP (special cell) Pramod Kushwaha paid a special visit to the injured policemen.
Outside the AIIMS Trauma Centre where Deshwal is on the road to recovery, Deshwal’s son, Ashish, who works as a physiotherapist in the national capital stated, “It was a moment of dual emotions. On the one hand, I was proud of my father’s action and bravery but on the other, the family was worried as he had been shot twice. He has been with the special cell for 15 years and really loves his job.”
After getting the information about the clash, Ashish met SI Raj Singh’s son, Akshay. Singh and Deshwal are friends from last 15 years as the two have been working together in the special cell.
“Someone from my father’s team called me and said that my father had been shot in the right arm. I was later told that after the shootout he drove the car while wounded and took the others to a nearby hospital,” Chaudhary added.
As per reports, 8 special cell persons got injuries. Senior police officials stated that a head constable, Girdhar, got admitted to a private hospital whilst the other four officials are still recovering from bullet lesions. The remaining 3 were sent to their homes after treatment.