14-year-old Irfan Ramzan Sheikh conferred with Kirti Chakra

New Delhi: Irfan Ramzan Sheikh, a 14-year-old boy hailing from Jammu and Kashmir, on Tuesday was honoured with Shaurya Chakra for exhibiting an extraordinary show of bravery and maturity by preventing a terror attack on his house in October 2017.

On the intervening night of October 16-17, 2017, three terrorists came to Irfan’s house whose father, Mohammad Ramzan Sheikh, is a political activist in the state.

When Irfan heard some noise outside the house, he opened the door and found to his shock that three terrorists were standing in the verandah, armed with rifles and grenades.

Sensing trouble, Irfan exhibited the highest degree of courage and got into fisticuffs, jostling and pushing the terrorists, risking his own life, to stop them from entering the house.

In the meantime, Irfan’s father too came out of the house. Seeing him approach, the terrorists pounced on him and a scuffle ensued.

After sometime, the terrorists resorted to indiscriminate firing, resulting in severe injury to Irfan’s father. One of the terrorists too was hurt in it.

On seeing one of their associates injured, the terrorists tried to escape from there. But, Irfan chased them. Seeing Irfan following them, the terrorists left the body of their associate and fled away.