The Border Security Force (BSF) shot dead a female Pakistani intruder and nabbed another in two separate incidents along the international border on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday.
The female intruder was killed in Paragwal sector of Jammu district while the other Pakistani national, who was moving in a suspicious manner near the border fence, was apprehended in Kathua district, said BSF’s Jammu Frontier DIG D Pareekh.
He said the BSF personnel deployed on the IB challenged the intruder to stop, but when she ignored the warnings the troops opened fire, killing her on the spot.
In the dark it was not possible for the BSF troops to ascertain whether the intruder, who had wrapped a woollen blanket around her, was a male or a female.
“A meeting was held with the Pakistan Rangers where they were shown pictures of the deceased woman and they agreed to accept the body,” he said.
The body would be handed over to the Rangers on Friday evening.
The arrested Pakistani national has been identified as Azhar (21), son of Fouji Ashraf, a resident of Pakistan’s Punjab province. He appeared to be mentally ill.
Azhar was nabbed while trying to cross the international border in Paharpur border outpost at Hiranagar sector. The officer said his interrogation is on.
India shares 198 km international border with Pakistan along Jammu sector.