Jammu And Kashmir: Pakisan Violates Ceasefire in Mendhar, Army Jawan Martyred
Poonch, Jan 21: A 25-year-old Army jawan was martyred in ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC) in Mendhar sector in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch on Sunday. The soldier was identified as Chandan Kumar Rai, a resident of Uttar Pradesh’s Chandauli district.
He was injured during retaliation and succumbed to his injuries at the military hospital. Rai is survived by his father. Today is the fourth consecutive day of shelling by the Pakistan Rangers in civilian areas and border outposts (BoPs).
The Indian Army said that they retaliated strongly and effectively after Pakistan initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of mortars, small arms and automatics.
Earlier on Saturday, three people, including an Army jawan were killed and six civilian left injured in firing by Pakistani troops along the International Border (IB) and Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu. Police officials had said that nine people have been killed so far in ceasefire violations.
The heavy firing had forced thousands of border residents to flee their homes and authorities announced closure of educational institutions for three days along the LoC and IB.
Between 8,000 to 9,000 people living along the IB have migrated to safer places and most of them were living with their relatives, officials said.