Another BSF officer enters the list of martyrs after Constable Jitender Kumar from Bihar, succumbed to his injuries on Thursday morning after heavy shelling and automatic gun fire by Pakistan Rangers in R.S. Pura and Arnia sector of Jammu district on the International Border (IB).
Apart from the officer 6 civilians were injured in the cross-fire in R.S. Pura sector on Thursday morning.
“The jawan, a head constable, received splinter injuries in the ceasefire violation and succumbed to his injuries,” a senior BSF official said.
According to reports the firing was so intense that it was audible even 20 km away and affected more than a dozen BSF outposts and several villages as well. Villagers in areas close to the IB resorted to sleeping in concrete bunkers close to their homes.
The shelling intensified after BSF intercepted an infiltration attempt by terrorists in Hiranagar sector on October 19.