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22-year-old Soldier Killed as Protesters Throw Stones at Army Convoy in Kashmir's Anantnag

Rajendra Singh was hit by a stone on the head, the army said, and he succumbed to his injury at a hospital on Friday.


Updated:October 27, 2018, 11:47 AM IST

Srinagar: A 22-year-old soldier died after protesters threw stones at an army convoy passing through the Anantnag bypass tri-junction in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, an army spokesperson said on Friday.

Rajendra Singh was hit by a stone on the head, the army said, and he succumbed to his injury at a hospital on Friday.

The Jammu and Kashmir Police said they would register an FIR into the death shortly, and clarified that the Army had not filed a complaint so far.

Giving more details about the incident, an Army spokesperson said Singh was part of a Quick Reaction Team that was providing security to a Border Roads Organisation convoy when it came under attack by stone-pelters around 6pm on Thursday.

“He was provided immediate first aid and evacuated to 92 Base Hospital but unfortunately succumbed to the injury,” the army said in a statement. It added that Singh hailed from village Badena in Pithoragarh, Uttrakhand, and had joined the Army in 2016. He is survived by his parents.

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| Edited by: Aakarshuk Sarna
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