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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  1. D
    Oct 23, 2016 at 3:57 am
    We proudly salute u for ur bravery.
    1. K
      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
      1. K
        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.
        1. H
          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.
          1. M
            Oct 23, 2016 at 5:45 am
            Gaay hind....
            1. I
              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
              1. A
                Oct 23, 2016 at 9:31 pm
                So sad to die at this young age. Solve the problems and live in peace.
                1. A
                  Ashutosh Mishra
                  Oct 23, 2016 at 3:50 am
                  Bharat Mata ki Jai. Jai Hind.
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