Maoist section commander for Mamling in Sankhuwasabha, Prem Kumar Pariyar (Comrade Tufan) had lobbed a socket bomb at police on patrol at Barabise and was trying to run away when he was shot and wounded by the police. Tufan was rushed in critical condition to the district hospital in Khandbari, a day's walk away, and had lost a lot of blood by the time he got there. Policeman Dambar Bahadur Chhetri found he had the same blood group as the wounded Maoist and decided on the spot to donate his blood to save Tufan's life. The police had also paid Rs 700 for a porter to carry the wounded Tufan to hospital. "They could have killed me but instead, he gave me his own blood to save my life," Tufan told Himal from his hospital bed, "I will never make this mistake again."