BSF head constable killed, three others injured in cross border firing in Rajouri

SansadTV Bureau
Jammu: BSF personnel keeping a tight vigil at the International Border. Photo - PTI

Jammu: BSF personnel keeping a tight vigil at the International Border.
Photo – PTI

A BSF head constable who was injured in heavy cross-border firing in Rajouri sector in Jammu and Kashmir, has succumbed to his injuries.

Rai Singh, 40, was injured on Sunday night’s shelling from the Pakistani side along the line of control (LoC) in the Rajouri sector. Three other BSF personnel have also been injured in the firing and the condition one more personnel is said to be critical.

“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.

The exchange of fire was going on till last reports came in and the Army and the BSF were said to be giving a befitting response to the ceasefire violations from Pakistan.

This is the third ceasefire violation in less than 24 hours.

The violation of the ceasefire came a day after a BSF jawan and a woman were injured and two houses were 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.

On Thursday, Pakistani army had targeted Indian posts and civilian villages along the LoC in the Pallanwala sector of Jammu district.

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. 26 people, including 14 security personnel, have died in cross-border firing since the surgical strike on terrorist launch pads in PoK on September 29.