Updated: December 14, 2021 3:17:19 am
The Border Security Force on Sunday night gunned down a woman along the International Border in Jammu district after she allegedly ignored several warnings by security personnel and crossed into Indian territory from Pakistan.
The incident occurred at Shamka village in RS Pura sector.
“Alert BSF troops neutralised a lady Pakistani intruder last night” after troops noticed “suspicious movement in R S Pura area, warned the intruder many times not to cross the IB, but she kept running towards border fence aggressively”, a BSF statement said on Monday.
“Alert BSF troops fired and neutralized the intruder near BSF fencing inside IB and thwarted the infiltration attempt,” it added.
Sources said that the woman is believed to be in her early 30s and was wearing a salwar-kameez with slippers. She was carrying a blanket, but nothing incriminating was found from her possession.
It is suspected that she may be suffering from a mental illness, they said.
Her body was retrieved from near the IB in the morning, and handed over to R S Pura Police Station.
According to protocol, the body has to be claimed by Pakistan. No communication has been received so far, said officials.
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