On Rakshabandhan, Constable Kavita Kaushal of Chhattisgarh Police tied a rakhi to her brother’s gun which he used when in service and is now allotted to her. Her brother Assistant Constable Rakesh Kaushal lost his life in the October 2018 ghastly naxal attack in Aranpur, Chhattisgarh, which claimed lives of two security personnel and a Doordarshan cameraperson.
Constable Kavita Kaushal said that she was given employment in the Chhattisgarh Police in place of her brother and she requested the department to allot her the same gun that he used when he was in service. “Naxals are cowards. I want to join Danteshwari fighters and take revenge for my brother’s death,” she said.
Danteshwari Fighters are an all women commando unit deployed in Naxal infested Bastar and Dantewada of Chhattisgarh. The team consists of 30 women, of which four are surrendered Naxals.
On 30th October, 2018, just days before the Chhattisgarh state assembly elections, a CRPF patrolling party and a TV crew of public service broadcaster Doordarshan came under the attack by the Naxalites in the Aranpur area of Dantewada district this morning. Two security personnel and a cameraman were martyred by the Naxals. One of the security personnel who lost his life in the attack was Assistant Constable Rakesh Kaushal, Constable Kavita’s brother.