Bhubaneswar: In a noble gesture, jawans of Special Operation Group (SOG) carried an ailing elderly woman on a cot for around 3 km to reach a hospital in Maoist-affected Kandhamal district of Odisha.
The SOG jawans came to know about the ailing elderly woman while undertaking combing operation in a forest near Labariketa village under Gochhapada police station, sources said.
As there was no motorable road, the SOG jawans carried the woman on a cot for around 3 km to reach Barahala. They also arranged a vehicle to take the woman to the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH), sources added.
The elderly woman was later shifted to MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur.
“The ailing woman belongs to a poor family of Labariketa. As per the direction of SP Suvendu Kumar Patra, the Kandhamal police has provided Rs 10,000 for the woman’s treatment,” said an official.
The district police has also assured the woman’s family of additional financial assistance for her treatment at MKCG Medical College and Hospital, added the official.