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Bihar born doctor-turned-police officer first shoots Maoist in encounter, then saves him

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PATNA: A doctor-turned-police officer from Bihar is earning wide laurels after he saved the life of a dreaded Maoist he himself had shot in a bitter encounter last week.

The officer identified as Abhishek Pallav, a resident from Begusarai in Bihar district, had shot the Maoist during an encounter in dense forest of Bastar district in Chhattisgarh last week, as per a report in the Hindustan Times. The encounter left five rebels and two cops dead on the spot.

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Despite the heavy casualty on the police side, the police officer who previously was a doctor by profession didn’t ignore the condition of the wounded rebel who lay writhing in pain and bleeding profusely.

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The officer instantly provided the wounded Maoist the first-aid, bandaged his wound and gave him pain-killer injections before shifting him to the nearby hospital amid the bullets flying thick and fast from both sides, as per the report.

Now, the Maoist feels hugely indebted to the officer for saving his life after initially shooting him. “Being a trained doctor, I couldn’t have looked the other way,” the officer told the Hindustan Times today.

The officer was a practicing doctor having done his MD from AIIMS before joining the Indian Police Service (IPS) in 2013. He is currently posted as additional superintendent of police in Dantewada district.

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