Jammu: A BSF head constable who was injured in heavy cross-border firing from the Pakistani side succumbed to his injuries early on Monday in Rajouri sector of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.
Seven other personnel — four from the Army and three from the Border Security Force (BSF) — were injured. One of the BSF soldiers was said to be in critical condition.
“Last night in heavy shelling from Pakistan side along the LoC in Rajouri area, four BSF Personnel sustained splinter injuries. Head Constable Rai Singh, who was seriously injured, succumbed to his injuries, while the condition of another personnel was serious," a BSF officer said.
Singh, a resident of Jhajjar district of Haryana, is survived by wife, three sons and mother, he said.
Sunday night's violation of the ceasefire came a day after a BSF jawan and a woman were injured and two houses damaged when Pakistani troops targeted Indian posts and civilian areas along the LoC in Nowshera and Sunderbani sectors of Rajouri with mortar attacks and small arms fire.
On Saturday morning, Pakistani army resorted to ceasefire violations in the Nowshera sector and in the afternoon, they started firing in the Sunderbani sector targeting Indian posts and civilian areas.
There have been over 290 incidents of firing and shelling along the LoC and the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir by Pakistani troops. These incidents have resulted in the death of 26 people, including 14 security personnel, since the surgical strike on terrorist launch pads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir on September 29.
(With PTI inputs)