Bullet from the body of a woman was removed by the doctors at the J J Hospital in Mumbai. She survived the terrorist attack on the Amarnath pilgrims in Jammu and Kashmir earlier this week. Eight pilgrims were killed in the attack.
Eknath Pawar, head of the orthopaedic department said, "The operation to remove the bullet from her right forearm was successful. She also had a bone fracture in the forearm which was also fixed. She will remain in the hospital till the time the bullet wound gets healed. She will have to be in the hospital for around 2-3 weeks more."
Victim Chhaya Meher's kin and other visitors were allowed by the doctors to meet her after signs of recovery. Maharashtra minister for medical education Girish Mahajan today met Meher.
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Meher's son Nilesh said, "She was earlier under a shock and we were worried because of her condition." He had lost his mother-in-law in the same attack.
A senior state government official said that Meher was airlifted and taken to Surat. She was taken to Dahanu and on Wednesday she was brought in Mumbai to carry out the operation.
On July 10, militants attacked a bus carrying pilgrims in which eight persons lost their lives.
With PTI inputs.