BSF soldier killed in Pakistan firing in Jammu and Kashmir’s Arnia sector
A Border Security Force trooper was killed on Friday in ceasefire violation by Pakistan rangers in Arnia sub-sector of international border in Jammu districtUpdated: Sep 15, 2017 10:14 IST
A BSF jawan died after Pakistani Rangers opened heavy fire and shot mortars on Indian posts along the 198-km-long international border in Arnia sector of RS Pura in Jammu district on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday
The heavy exchange lasted till Friday morning.
The jawan has been identified as constable Brijendra Bahadur Singh, a native of Balia district in Uttar Pradesh.
BSF Jammu Frontier DIG Dharmender Pareekh sad, “At about 0020 hrs 12.20 am constable Brijendra Bahadur Singj, who was on duty at forward point along the fence, was fired upon from Pakiatani side and sustained a bullet injury.”
The bullet hit him on the left side of abdomen and as a result died during evacuation, Pareekh said. The jawan hailed from Vidya Bhawan Naraypur village in Balia district of UP.
The 32-year-old soldier is survived by his parents and wife Sushmita Singh, initial details revealed.
Pareekh said that intermittent fire continued from both sides from since midnight.
BSF Jammu Frontier IG Ram Awtar told Hindustan Times that on Thursday BSF retaliated in Pargwal sector of Akhnoor sub-division in Jammu District and eliminated a Pakistan Ranger.
According to reports, a Pakistani civilian was also killed in the skirmishes.
First Published: Sep 15, 2017 07:23 IST