One BSF jawan was killed and another was injured during a ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the International Border in RS Pura Sector last night, reported news agency ANI. The firing comes after a lull of nearly 48 hours as Pakistani Rangers resorted to small arms fire and mortar shelling on at least three places in the sector.
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According to reports, Sushil Kumar died on Sunday night while another BSF jawan and a local resident were injured in the ceasefire violation by Pakistan, who has stepped up cross-border firing after the Indian army conducted surgical strikes on September 29 to destroy terror launchpads in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir. The injured BSF jawan has been taken to the Government Medical College in Jammu and is currently being treated.
The latest ceasefire by Pakistan comes less than 12 hours after Additional Director General of BSF Arun Kumar warned Pakistan that it would have to pay a heavy price if it tried to touch any of its personnel. He also referred to the killing of seven Pakistani Rangers in BSF retaliation to their skipper fire hitting a 26-year-old BSF jawan, Gurnam Singh, in the head on Friday morning.
Gurnam, who was admitted in intensive care unit of the Government Medical College Hospital at Jammu, succumbed to his injury at around 11:30 pm on Saturday. His body was taken to his native village Rath Anand in R S Pura tehsildar where his cremation will take place on Monday.
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 killing one terrorist.