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BSF jawan slips to death near LoC in Poonch

A BSF jawan on Thursday slipped and fell down a high altitude mountainous belt during his operational duty along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district.

india Updated: Jun 08, 2017 22:22 IST
BSF Constable Gurwinder Singh, while on operational duty at forward location at a high altitude area at LoC of Saujian sector of Poonch, inadvertently slipped and fell 1,300 meters down in a deep nallah this morning.
BSF Constable Gurwinder Singh, while on operational duty at forward location at a high altitude area at LoC of Saujian sector of Poonch, inadvertently slipped and fell 1,300 meters down in a deep nallah this morning.(PTI File Photo)

A BSF jawan on Thursday slipped and fell down a high altitude mountainous belt during his operational duty along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district.

BSF Constable Gurwinder Singh, while on operational duty at forward location at a high altitude area at LoC of Saujian sector of Poonch, inadvertently slipped and fell 1,300 meters down in a deep nallah this morning, a senior BSF officer said.

He was immediately rescued by a security party which rushed him to a hospital but he succumbed to his injuries enroute, the official said, adding that Singh had suffered serious head injuries.

“BSF lost a young and brave soldier”, he said, adding that Singh belonged to Gurdaspur district of Punjab.