Tirthankar Mukharjee, Kolkata : BSF has always been making its incomparable contribution to maintain the pride and glory of the International Boundary. BSF troops, away from the comforts of life in the border areas, has always maintained a cordial relationship in the time of happiness and sorrow of the villagers.
The troops of 86 Battalion BSF, district- Murshidabad, gave proof of this by saving lives of 04 villagers within a month, bitten by snakes by administering them the first aid and further evacuating them to hospital in right time. Snakes have wreaked havoc in the area of Village – Shikarpur, Distt Murshidabad of West Bengal since the rains season.
On August 12, 2021, at 1050 hrs in Shikarpur village of Murshidabad district, Jaydev Mandal, a 45-years-old youth working at home, was bitten by a poisonous snake. When the Company Commander of Border Out Post Shikarpur came to know about this incident, without any delay, he despatched one BSF ambulance along with a Nursing Assistant to Jaydev Mandal’s house and evacuated him to Karimpur Hospital for treatment after administering first aid to victim.The patient’s condition is stated to be stable.
Jaydev Mandal’s father Naru Mandal expressed his gratitude to the Border Security Force and stated that if the BSF had not evacuated his son during golden hour, the snake venom would have spread throughout the body of Jayadev Mandal and he would have died.
Surendra Kumar, Commanding Officer, 86 Battalion stated that our troops take full care of the security of the people along with the security of the International Boundary.BSF troops stand shoulder to shoulder with the people in case of any untoward incidents. Villagers are also being constantly made aware to avoid the wrath of snakes on the border area.