BSF jawan killed, three others injured in heavy Pakistan shelling along International Border

There were also reports to damage to civilian property and death of cattle also, but the details were not available.

Written by Arun Sharma | Jammu | Updated: October 25, 2016 2:17 am
jawan1 BSF Jawan Sushil Kumar succumbed to his injuries after being hurt during a ceasefire violation by Pakistan in RS Pura Sector. (Source: ANI)

Two people including a Border Security Force head constable and a six-year-old boy were killed, while two BSF personnel among over half a dozen others including women and children injured as Pakistani Rangers resorted to heavy mortar shelling all along the international border from Suchetgarh sector in R S Pura to Pargwal in Akhnoor sector during wee hours of Monday.

WATCH VIDEO | Pakistan Resorts To Heavy Mortar Shelling, 1 BSF Jawan Dead, 3 Injured

 

The deceased have been identified as head constable as Sushil Kumar of Pahova in Kurukshetra district of Haryana and Vicky, 6, of Bihar. While the former died in Pakistani mortar shelling in R S Pura sector, the latter suffered splinter injuries at Lalyal in Kanachak sector. His mother Buniya Devi was injured, sources said, adding that the boy’s parents had come here from Bihar to work as agricultural labourers.

The injured BSF personnel included Assistant Sub Inspector R D Puri and constable Ayyapa Babu. The injured civilians have been identified as Parkasho Devi of Gajanso and Krishna Devi of Treva, Girdhari Lal of Sai, R S Pura , besides Sunil, 2, of Garkhal.

Sources said that the BSF was retaliating tat all the places. Over two dozen BSF posts were affected in fresh spate of intense mortar shelling which came from across the border after a lull of two-three hours, sources said. The shelling is so intense that it is audible even in areas situated nearly 20 kms away from the international border.

There were also reports to damage to civilian property and death of cattle also, but the details were not available. The people were staying indoors waiting for the shelling to stop.

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Earlier on Sunday evening after a lull of nearly 48 hours, Pakistani Rangers had violated ceasefire by resorting to only two – three small bursts fired between duty points at 6.20 pm. “No border petrol vehicle was targeted”, an official spokesperson had said.

Later at 9.45 pm, these were followed by the firing of a few 82 mm mortar shells in Korotana Khurd, Abdullian and Tube Well No. 5. However, there had been no damage on the Indian side. The Indian side retaliated and the exchange of mortar shelling had continued till mid night after Pakistani guns fell silent.

Significantly, the latest ceasefire by Pakistan has come A than 12 hours after Additional Director General of BSF Arun Kumar warned Pakistan that it will have to pay a heavy price if it tried even to touch any of its personnel. In this context, he referred to the killing of seven Pakistani Rangers in BSF retaliation to their skipper fire hitting latter’s sepoy Gurnam Singh in the head on Friday morning.

A day before getting hit by Pakistani bullet, Gurnam had been instrumental in foiling an infiltration attempt by a group of terrorists from across the international border into Bobiyan area of Hiranagar sector. One terrorist was also killed at that time.

Gurnam, who was admitted in intensive care unit of the Government Medical College Hospital at Jammu, succumbed to his injury at the midnight of October 22-23. His body was taken to his native village Rath anand in R S Pura tehsil where his cremation will take place on Monday.

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    Ikok
    Oct 24, 2016 at 10:49 am
    100 unarmed protestors killed and thousand injured by indian soldiers in the past 3 months only
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      Ashok
      Oct 24, 2016 at 10:14 am
      This firing will only stop when we admit that there was no surgical strikes.
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        Mahish
        Oct 24, 2016 at 3:00 am
        Sad and unfortunate loss of precious lives. We should come out of war mongering. It is not serving the people of the region. Politicians will continue to use jingoism and rhetoric for sake of elections but it will barely help to fill the empty stomachs of millions!
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          Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
          Oct 24, 2016 at 5:01 am
          Sahih al-Bukhari 6130—Narrated Aishah: I used to play with the dolls in the presence of the Prophet, and my girl friends also used to play with me. When Allah’s Messenger used to enter (my dwelling place), they used to hide themselves, but the Prophet would call them to join and play with me. (The playing with the dolls and similar images is forbidden, but it was allowed for Aishah at that time, as she was a little girl, not yet reached the age of puberty.). Aishah was allowed a foreplay with prophet until puberty at the age of 9 when Pophet was 56. Al Bukhari 61:30.
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            Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
            Oct 24, 2016 at 4:09 am
            When having 15 wives one after another,----none of his 15 wives were virgins as per Hadith,---Popat Mohammed was looked upon as Hijra,----than he e on a baby girl named AISHA,---whom he fore pla with as per Hadith when AISHA was 6yrs old until she reached 9yrs and forced married by Popat Mohammed and established himself a name in this world called PAEDOPHILE M,---his followers are doing the same triggering bullets from across the boarder hidden under the BURQHA,---no guts to say want a war with India,----followers of HIJRA,--M.
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              PCKULKARNI
              Oct 24, 2016 at 6:57 am
              Casulty of chest thumping and media hype by cerain TV channels
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                Robert
                Oct 25, 2016 at 3:41 am
                I don't know. But even if I became I warmonger in such a case, my feelings would be irrelevant. Truth does not change after one's feelings change. WAR brings immeasurable misery. That's the truth. Every life is precious; but 1 million deaths and legacy of large scale war is far worse than 1000 deaths.
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                  Romik
                  Oct 24, 2016 at 10:52 am
                  seven more please BSF
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                    monu
                    Oct 24, 2016 at 6:33 am
                    who is gaining by these killings in my option stan and bjp
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                      malik
                      Oct 24, 2016 at 12:37 pm
                      Ok 7 killed indian miltry said. Buhahahahaha and india again. Did fergikal strike. Lol. India ki awam bhoat bari chuntiya hai
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                        afzal ranjha
                        Oct 24, 2016 at 9:58 am
                        Modi is lying to Indians. There was no surgical strike. India is not capable of doing such strike even. Now India is losing military personal every day. But Indians regard Modi as a hero. Pak army is powerful army, don't take a risk to confront them, they born to fight.
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                          Anil
                          Oct 24, 2016 at 3:46 am
                          Don't put soldiers in the forefront .Use war planes or drones to attack them. lt;br/gt;Salutes to you our dear Martyr thus far you guarded our boarders ...We will never forget you... you guarded our nations boarders....
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                            Ibrahim
                            Oct 24, 2016 at 11:05 am
                            Shame on India being so coward,
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                              Ibrahim
                              Oct 24, 2016 at 11:06 am
                              War is only solution there have never been any cease fire, repeat 1971 this time Balochistan is waiting
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                                Ibrahim
                                Oct 24, 2016 at 6:46 am
                                The never been ceasefire, POK is Indian land and it unfortunate than media call LOC international border. Free Baluchistan
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                                  Amit Mukhopadhyay
                                  Oct 24, 2016 at 3:40 am
                                  We have shown much restraint so far. Now it is time to retaliate more heavily than what we are receiving from stan. Let BSF be given a free hand to retaliate the way it wants.
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                                    Raj
                                    Oct 24, 2016 at 2:57 am
                                    Artillery? If mortar gives them range, use artillery. Eventually even if they use it too, they cannot afford the ammunition.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;It is a poor country (Nigerian Economy gt; stani Economy) - eventually it will bankrupt itself. Just use artillery. Just use arms with more range.
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                                      abd
                                      Oct 24, 2016 at 6:44 am
                                      This is unending till the time settled with dialogue.Pak is niether a dove nor a hawk for india.it's very much true.The problem should be resolved amicably.
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                                        abd
                                        Oct 24, 2016 at 7:05 am
                                        Ysterday India said Pak will pay heavy price if they touch our soldiers. They have not touched that have killed.What price?? Only dialogue is the way through.Both the countries will keep on killing each others soldiers and make rhetorics.
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                                          b khosla
                                          Oct 24, 2016 at 6:17 am
                                          There was so much hype on surgical strike.... yet everyday Pak firing inflicts casualties.
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                                            DEEPAK PALAN
                                            Oct 24, 2016 at 2:53 pm
                                            India is not a coward. But they had been too patient with stani antics. But as they say, patience has its limits. And now no more. We faced all types of attacks and major ones in Mumbai but our leadership failed us and people were silent. But now , no leader can afford this inaction as the ordinary persons patience have run thin. So another Mumbai will bring in the total break up of stan.
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