“Indeed, Allah has purchased from the believers their lives and their properties for that they will have Paradise. They fight in the cause of Allah, so they kill and are killed.” (9:111)
There is no age limit on that promise.
Dr K Ramamurthy, an Indian doctor who was kidnapped in Libya two years ago by world’s most dreaded terrorist organisation Islamic State, has been rescued by Indian security agencies.
Ramamurthy was reportedly abducted by Islamic State militants in Libya nearly 18 months ago in surge area and was put behind bars.
Later he was pressed into medical services. The doctor who hails from a village in Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh spoke exclusively to India Today before flying to Vijayawada to see his family.
“They sent me to Sirte. Later realising my medical education can be put to use, they forced me to operate their soldiers. When I desisted, they shot me,” says the doctor showing his hand that still has a bullet inside his left wrist.
So was it traumatic?
“Yes it was,” said the doctor. “There were fighters of ISIS of all age groups — from 10 years old to 60 . I treated them so I know. Mostly used to come with leg injuries,” Dr Ramamurthy added.
So were there women among fighters?
“Yes,” he said.
Did you come across suicide bombers?
“I have seen people with suicide vests. They were ready to blow themselves up as they considered it holy. But there were also instances when many were forced to blow themselves,” reveals Ramamurthy….