Jawan succumbs to injuries sustained in training exercise at Mahajan Firing Range

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Bikaner, Jun 5 (PTI) An Army jawan was killed and another injured during a cannon training exercise at the Mahajan Field Firing Range on Saturday, police said.

Quoting a report filed by the Indian Army, they said the two jawans of the 23 Sikh Battalion sustained severe injuries while aiming at a target during the exercise.

'Due to a blast in an old bomb-like object, two jawans were injured. They were rushed to the Army Hospital in Suratgarh after primary treatment. One of the jawans died while undergoing treatment,' Sub-Inspector Rajendra Kumar of the Mahajan police station said.

He said the deceased was identified as Prabhjyoti Singh. PTI Corr AG IJT IJT

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