1 BSF jawan martyred as Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K’s Arnia

NEW DELHI: A Border Security Force (BSF) jawan was martyred and a villager was injured when Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire along the International Border (IB) in Jammu’s Arnia sector early on Saturday.

Constable Bijender Bahadur was on duty at forward point along the fence when Pakistani Rangers resorted to mortar shelling and small arms fire at about 12.20am. A bullet hit the jawan in his abdomen and he succumbed to injuries on the way to hospital, a BSF officer said.

BSF troops retaliated strongly and intermittent cross-border firing was on till about 6.45am, the officer said.

Bahadur, 32, hailed from Vidya Bhawan Naraypur village in Uttar Pradesh’s Balia district. He is survived by his wife Sushmita Singh.
A civilian named Ajay Kumar, 37, of Pawal Arnia, received a bullet injury on his right leg outside his house and was shifted to Arnia Hospital.


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