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Mom, I love you... I might die today... But somehow I am not scared even though I am facing death.

These heartbreaking words were part of Doordarshan staffer Mormukut Sharma's message that he recorded while being attacked by Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada.

Sharma's colleague -- cameraman Achyutananda Sahu -- died in that attack. As did two security personnel.

Moments after the Doordarshan crew came under attack Sharma, a lighting assistant with the state-run broadcaster, whipped out his phone and recorded a message for his mother.

In the video, Sharma is seen lying on the ground and is heard whispering into the camera. Sounds of gunshots are also heard in the background.

Sharma begins the message by saying that an attack has happened. "I had come to Dantewada on election coverage," Sharma says. "We were on a road... security personnel were with us... Suddenly Naxals surrounded us."

"Mammi mein tumhe bahot pyaar karta hun... ho sakta hai mein iss hamle mein maara jau (Mom, I love you... I may die in this attack," a decidedly calm Sharma is then heard saying.

Sharma then says that he is not scared. "Pata nai kyun maut ko saamne dekh dar nahi lag raha hai (I don't know why but I do not feel scared even though I am facing death)," Sharma says.

"Bachna mushkil hai yaahan par... 6-7 jawaan hai saath mein... chaaron taraf se gher liye hai... abhi mein yeh hi kahunga (It doesn't look like I will survive, a few jawans are with us but the Naxals have surrounded us from all sides... this is all I will say for now)," Sharma says, ending his message.
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