BSF jawan, 4 civilians killed in Pakistan firing along border in Jammu’s RS Pura: – A constable of the Border Security Force (BSF) and four civilians was killed post the Pakistan Rangers targeted Indian forward after in this International Border (IB) in Jammu’s RS Pura sector and Arnia sub-sector and the entire episode took place on a Thursday night.
The constable, recognized as the 27-year-old Sita Ram Upadhyay of the 192 battalions, he was hit by enemy fire at Jabowal around 1:30 am. He was shifted to GMC Jammu where it was pronounced that he brought dead at 3:20 am.
Belongs to the Paaliganj in Jharkhand’s Giridh district, Upadhyay is survived by his a minor daughter and a minor son.
A couple, Tarsem Lal and his wife Manjeet Kour, were killed in the shelling after a mortar exploded in their house in Chandu Chak village in RS Pura sector.
Two more civilians were injured badly in Pakistan’s shelling of Trewa village in Arnia sub-sector, where they declared dead at a government medical college and hospital in Jammu at the same time as another 2 were heavily wounded.
“One of the deceased has been identified as Satpaul, while the identity of the other is being ascertained. Their bodies have been shifted to the hospital mortuary,” said a police officer on duty at the GMC police post.
“Firing in Heeranagar area was on during the intervening night of May 16 and 17 in which one BSF trooper was injured. Yesterday, during the daytime, it stopped but Pakistan resumed firing last night in Arnia sector which claimed the life of a jawan early today,” a senior official of the border guarding force told the same.
The official added that in RS Pura sector of the IB in Jammu, unprovoked shelling of mortars and heavy fire from the Pakistani side which began at about 4 am that was being “suitably countered” by the BSF units.
“The firing in RS Pura sector is intermittent,” he said.
This was the massive explosions of mortars that can be ever occurring in the Jammu city from end to end the whole night.
The incidents of unprovoked firing which tries to infiltrate the IB which have increased in the last few days, and arrived ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s scheduled visit to a farm university in RS Pura on Saturday.
On the last week, a BSF jawan was killed along the Jammu border area whilst thwarting an infiltration bid
People in Arnia, one of the most populous cities along the IB in the state with a number of populations more than 20,000, have been asked to stay indoors.
Schools within a five-kilometer radius of the border have also been shut down in order to avoid any mishap because of the violence.