BSF jawan Gurnam Singh, injured in cross-border fire, succumbs to injuries

Gurnam Singh: The 26-year-old BSF jawan was injured on Saturday when Pakistani snipers targeted him.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 23, 2016 11:27 am
BSF Jawan, bsf jawan dies, pakistan crossfiring, jawan dies crossborder firing, gurnam singh, bsf jawan crossfiring, Jawan dead, kathua shooting, indian express news, india news The BSF jawan was injured when Pakistani snipers targeted him as he was instrumental in foiling a major infiltration bid along the international border in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir. (Source: PTI Photo)

The BSF jawan Gurnam Singh, who was injured in Saturday’s crossborder fire in the Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, succumbed to his injuries at night. The 26-year-old jawan had been undergoing treatment at the Government Medical College and Hospital in Jammu. According to news agency PTI, Singh died at around 11.45 pm.

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Chief Medical Officer, Dr Rajinder Thappa, told ANI that Singh’s parents wanted to shift him to AIIMS for better treatment. “Bullet had hit Gurnam Singh’s head and he was being treated in the Intensive Care Unit. Senior doctors were observing him. His parents wanted him to be shifted to AIIMS for better treatment.We were about to do that yesterday,but unfortunately he passed away.”

Speaking to ANI, the BSF jawan’s father, Kulraj Singh, said, “We want a good hospital to be in place, where all essential facilities will be present. Our son has sacrificed his life for the nation,nobody is sad..infact we’re all happy.”

The Pakistani snipers had targeted him on Saturday as he was involved in foiling a major infiltration bid along the international border in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Seven personnel of Pakistani Rangers, the border force of Pakistan, and a terrorist were killed when BSF retaliated against a ceasefire violation in which Gurnam was injured.

With ANI and PTI inputs.

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First Published on: October 23, 2016 2:24 am
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    Devaraju
    Oct 23, 2016 at 3:57 am
    We proudly salute u for ur bravery.
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      Khalid
      Oct 23, 2016 at 7:35 am
      I do not know what to call their death, but they are not "shaheed" their deaths ought to be heighlighted according to hindu faith
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        Khalid
        Oct 23, 2016 at 7:22 am
        We muslims i do not feel you use word "Shaheed" but you can also see on google /Wikipedia. in hindi "hatea" hoti hai.
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          Harnaam
          Oct 23, 2016 at 4:27 am
          Why only army men should sacrifice their lives? What rest of the Indians are doing?? Watching movies? lt;br/gt;This young man has laid his life for all of us. People please don't forget it.
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            malik
            Oct 23, 2016 at 5:45 am
            Gaay hind....
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              Ibrahim
              Oct 23, 2016 at 8:15 am
              Repeat 1971, Balochistan freedom fighters r ready or keep on light up pyres of your soldiers as proxy war by stan never ends since 1987
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                Anwar
                Oct 23, 2016 at 9:31 pm
                So sad to die at this young age. Solve the problems and live in peace.
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                  Ashutosh Mishra
                  Oct 23, 2016 at 3:50 am
                  Bharat Mata ki Jai. Jai Hind.
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                    DR.V.NEELAKANDAN
                    Oct 23, 2016 at 9:10 am
                    More surgical operations are needed to combat cross border terrorism Reverse Arm
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                      Harsh Sharma
                      Oct 23, 2016 at 4:12 am
                      My Salute to Shaheed Gurnam Singh and condolences to his family. We proudly salute you for your bravery. Vande Mataram, Bharat Mata Ki Jai.
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                        BharatK
                        Oct 23, 2016 at 7:44 am
                        Actually, India should use the word Virgati or Veergati, which means some one dies fighting in the battle, and is considered to be a great warrior.
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                          BharatK
                          Oct 23, 2016 at 7:19 am
                          And Koran did not invented Arabic language, Arabic is a language much beyond Koran.
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                            BharatK
                            Oct 23, 2016 at 7:14 am
                            Shaheed is not a islamistword, but a Parsi/Arabic word. Parsi/Arabic languages are mush older than your Islamist religion. And why you s speak Sanskrit-based Urdu?
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                              BharatK
                              Oct 23, 2016 at 7:45 am
                              The word Shaheed is not patented by Arabs and Parsis.
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                                Ashok Mazumdar
                                Oct 23, 2016 at 7:30 am
                                Do you mean to say that Saheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev were not Saheed, who gave life for Freedom Struggle for Undevided India? They were Jehadis as per ur interpretation? Mullah ji, pl correct ur history and not follow Modi ji, whose History knowledge is Very Poor.
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                                  Ashok Mazumdar
                                  Oct 23, 2016 at 7:37 am
                                  Kya Poetry Banai hai? Koi MATLAB hai.
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                                    Ashok Mazumdar
                                    Oct 23, 2016 at 6:39 am
                                    Our Saheed Gurnam Singh Gave his life defending us, but the Morons Fighting for release of Films, and Surgical Strike Stories ! ?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Where are 10 Heads for 1 Head. Govt must clarify. Not Chest Thumping.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The families of Soldiers are Crying since Pathankot to Uri Attacks.
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                                      Ashok Mazumdar
                                      Oct 23, 2016 at 7:42 am
                                      The Entire Nation is Crying since the days of Pathankot to Uri killing of Our Brave Soldiers .lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Saheed Gurnam Singh, the nation Salutes You. RIP
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                                        mathimathi
                                        Oct 23, 2016 at 9:49 am
                                        RIP to ours BSF jawan Gurnam Singh.
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                                          Mayur Panghaal
                                          Oct 23, 2016 at 3:48 am
                                          BSF claimed they had killed 8 pak soldiers in retaliatory fire.When asked to prove it,they said a 'source' based in Pak media told them.lt;br/gt;This is the state of affairs in the country.
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                                            NPS
                                            Oct 23, 2016 at 6:56 am
                                            As I saw his Foto I was deeply mooved. God may bless his Soul!
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